Cover of the book "Raft of Stars" by Andrew Graff

We are pleased to announce the 2024-2025 iREAD selection Raft of Stars by Andrew Graff. The iREAD lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2024 in White Concert Hall, Washburn University campus.

When two hardscrabble young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it’s too late?

Andrew Graff's fiction and essays have appeared in Image and Dappled Things. Andrew grew up fishing, hiking, and hunting in Wisconsin's Northwoods. After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives in Ohio and teaches at Wittenberg University.

iREAD Resources

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Find Raft of Stars in Mabee Library's catalog

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Raft of Stars Reviews

"In Raft of Stars, the wilderness transforms a host of characters into better, bigger versions of themselves." (New York Times)

"Graff writes exquisitely about the wilderness, both its dangers and the way its freedoms enchant the novel’s two prepubescent leads..." (Washington Post)

"...Graff depicts the harsh Northwoods setting and his misfit characters’ inner lives with equal skill." (Publisher's Weekly)

"A nostalgic coming-of-age story that plays out in a wild, intriguing setting." (Kirkus Reviews)

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