This week on The Reading Life: Journalist turned bestselling historian Cokie Roberts, whose new book is Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.
New York Times bestselling novelist David Baldacci talks about Memory Man, his 30th novel for adults, and UNO's Rick Barton talks about In the Wake of the Flagship, the sequel to his first novel, The El Cholo Feeling Passes.
This week on the Reading Life: Sarah DeBacher of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and Abram Himelstein of the Neighborhood Story Project, talking about When I Was Your Age, a lovely book of essays by the teachers of Andrew W. Wilson Charter School, and novelist Rene Steinke, author of Friendswood.
Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 11:11 am
What makes a Broadway song memorable? Why is a song placed at a particular moment in a musical? Questions like these are explored in a new book from Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Music and Acting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
This week on the Reading Life: Former senior drama critic of The New Yorker and biographer John Lahr, whose new book is Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Fles. Lahr recently received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and will be a headliner at this week's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
A Minden, La., historian has a new book of vintage photographs of his hometown. John A. Agan accumulated photos of Minden’s heritage over several decades. The book is titled “Lost Minden” because the town sustained a number of devastating fires, according to Agan. At the turn of the 20th century, a city ordinance banned wooden structures in its downtown. Agan says his book captures the businesses, town celebrations, storefronts and back streets that otherwise only remain in memories.