In-Store Event with Robert Rebein

Watermark Books & Cafe is excited to host Robert Rebein, author of The Last Rancher! Giving voice to the contemporary American West, The Last Rancher follows one family’s quest to survive on the demanding and starkly beautiful high plains of Kansas. Doing so will require them to come together as never before to acknowledge the challenges of the present and the long and lingering shadows of the past. Join us for this in-store event at Watermark Books & Cafe on Thursday, June 13th at 6:00pm! Please RSVP by clicking on the button below. 

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About Robert Rebein

Robert Rebein grew up in Dodge City, Kansas, where his family has farmed and ranched since the late 1920s. A graduate of the University of Kansas and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as Exeter University in England, Rebein teaches fiction and creative nonfiction writing at Indiana University Indianapolis. He is the author of Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City, and Headlights on the Prairie: Essays on Home.

About The Last Rancher

 

Leroy Wagner has given his heart and soul to the Bar W Ranch. He knows no other way. His wife, Caroline, born in the city, struggles with the loneliness of marriage to a man committed first to his land. When tragedy robs them of their first-born, the handsome and talented Wade, it’s all either can do to face the world.

Their second-born, Michael, attempts to fill his brother’s shoes, and their only daughter, Annie, searches for a way to reconcile her love for the Bar W with her feeling that she must flee it if she is to survive. Finally, there’s Jimmy, the Wagners’ unplanned replacement child, born too late into a world of broken hearts.

When a near-fatal accident befalls Leroy, the Wagner children must return to the Bar W to save the ranch and what remains of their family ties. Secrets are unearthed. Truths are told. Consequences are faced.

Giving voice to the contemporary American West, The Last Rancher  follows one family’s quest to survive on the demanding and starkly beautiful high plains of Kansas. Doing so will require them to come together as never before to acknowledge the challenges of the present and the long and lingering shadows of the past.

Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
Books: 
The Last Rancher By Robert Rebein Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781956578591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Meadowlark Press - June 11th, 2024

Headlights on the Prairie: Essays on Home By Robert Rebein Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780700624713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Kansas - July 21st, 2017