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This week on The Reading Life:  Novelist Jamie Attenberg, whose sensational summer novel is Saint Mazie, and novelist Mary Helen Lagasse, author of The Navel of the Moon.

This week on The Reading Life: Harrison Scott Key, author of The World's Largest Man: A Memoir, and lawyer-turned-novelist Webb Hubbell, author of Ginger Snaps. And Susan shares a few thoughts on Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman.

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This week on the Reading Life: Let the good times roll with Big Freedia, author of Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!, and Gay Leonhardt, editor of Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans: Authentic Vintage Cocktails from A to Z.

**Correction - Big Freedia will be at Octavia Books on Friday, 7/10/15, and not on Saturday as announced.

This week on the Reading Life:  Novelist Kent Wascom, author of the brilliant new novel, Secessia, and photographer Robert Brantley, author of Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect.

John Rosenthal

This week on The Reading Life: Photographer John Rosenthal, whose sad and beautiful new book is After: the Silence of the Lower Ninth Ward, with a preface by Lolis Eric Elie and afterword by John Pope.

We’ll also talk with novelist Nick Courage, whose new middle grade novel is The Loudness, and Jody Barranco, who is the steward of a Little Free Library in Old Jefferson.

This week on the Reading Life:  Yuri Herrera, whose new novel is Signs Preceding the End of the World, and novelist George Bishop, contributor to the new anthology, A Book of Uncommon Prayer.

This week on The Reading Life: Roberta Brandes Gratz, whose new book is We're Still Here, Ya Bastards; How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City. Also, Amy King, who recently received the Bookwoman Award from the Women's National Book Association.

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This week on the Reading Life:  Gwendolyn Knapp, whose hilarious new memoir is After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter. And Greg Cartwright, who’s heading up the Central City Little Free Library Project.

Dr. James Boldin, associate professor of music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently published “Solo Duet Training for Horns,” a collection of instructive duets for the French horn.

This week on The Reading Life:  Bestselling author Jodi Picoult, whose new book, written with her daughter Samantha van Leer, is Off the Page, is making her first visit to New Orleans May 28.

Symphony Book Fair chair Heidi Charters and volunteer Linda Ferguson preview this year's anticipated book sale, which will feature the private collection of the late Joseph Cohen, former Tulane professor and a great New Orleans book man. And Candice Huber of Tubby and Coo's Mid-City Book Shop talks about the League of Extraordinary Readers, her debut summer reading program.

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