Book Reading: Joy Lominska, “The Old Home Place”


  • Categories: Literary
  • Event posted: Oct. 8, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

On Friday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m., the Raven Book Store will host Joy Lomiska, who will read from her new book The Old Home Place: The Story of a Kansas Farm.**

The book relates the history of a small farm, including the changes in the land, the flora and fauna, and the people residing there. Beginning with the days when the land was hunting grounds for the Kansa Indians and then the Delaware Reserve, this is the story of the forty acres of degraded prairie in northeast Kansas that the author, Joy Lominska, and her husband purchased in 1976. Since then, the farm has been in the forefront of the organic, sustainable, and local foods movements, returning to its roots as a diverse family farm. The book documents the economic and agricultural changes that the land has endured and gives hope for a new agricultural future, with small farms once again contributing significantly to the local food supply. The many historic photos illustrate how the farm and its occupants have changed over the last 140 years.

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The Raven Book Store is located at 6 E. 7th St., in Lawrence, Kan. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Raven events, please visit the store’s website at


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