The Reading Life http://wwno.org en The Reading Life With Katy Simpson Smith And Nicholas Meis http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-katy-simpson-smith-and-nicholas-meis <div class="ii gt m147ff43a3bab48ea adP adO" id=":bj"><div class="a3s" id=":bi" style="overflow: hidden;"><div bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on The Reading Life, host Susan Larson talks with historian turned novelist Katy Simpson Smith, whose gorgeous </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">The Story of Land and Sea</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the big fall debuts this season.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And we'll hear from Nicholas Meis, author of </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Hurricanes from the Start.</i></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66869 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Michael Pitre And Gina Ferrara http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-michael-pitre-and-gina-ferrara <p>This week on The Reading Life: Michael Pitre, whose splendid new novel of the Iraq war is called <em>Fives and Twenty-Fives.</em> We’ll also hear from Gina Ferrara, whose new collection of poems is titled <em>Carville.</em></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66519 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Todd Bol And Jeffrey Cohen http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-todd-bol-and-jeffrey-cohen <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on The Reading Life: Todd </span>Bol<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">, founder of Little Free Libraries, and Jeffrey Cohen, whose new children’s book is </span><i style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever.</i></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Susan Larson 66175 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With John Wirt And Leyla McCalla http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-john-wirt-and-leyla-mccalla <p><span style="color: black;">This week on The Reading Life: Music writer John Wirt, whose new book is<em> </em></span><em>Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues</em><span style="color: black;">.</span></p><p><span style="color: black;">We’ll also hear from the wonderful musician Leyla McCalla, whose new CD </span><em>Vari-Colored Songs, A Tribute to Langston Hughes</em>, is inspired by the work of her favorite poet.</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Susan Larson 65813 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With John Ed Bradley And S. Chris Shirley http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-john-ed-bradley-and-s-chris-shirley <p><span style="color: black; font-size: 14pt;">This week on The Reading Life: Former LSU football star turned reporter turned novelist turned young adult novelist John Ed Bradley talks about his new book, <i>Call Me By Me Name</i>.</span></p><p><span style="color: black; font-size: 14pt;">S. Chris Shirley tells us about his new young adult novel, <i>Playing by the Book</i>, as well as his work as president of the Lambda Literary Foundation.</span></p><p><span style="color: black; font-size: 14pt;">And Susan reviews James Lee Burke’s most recent novel, <i>Wayfaring Stranger.</i></span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Susan Larson 65460 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Josh Weil And Sean Wilsey http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-josh-weil-and-sean-wilsey <div style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN-TOP: 0px"><p><font face="Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">This week on <i>The Reading Life</i>: Josh Weil, whose splendid new novel is <i>The Great Glass Sea</i>, and essayist Sean Wilsey, author of <i>More Curious</i>.</font></p></div><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Susan Larson 65061 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry And Judith Lafitte http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-jeff-beachbum-berry-and-judith-lafitte <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>, we're getting ready for that annual July celebration, Tales of the Cocktail. Jeff "Beachbum" Berry talks about his wildly entertaining history,&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Potions of the Caribbean: 500 Years of Tropical Drinks and the People Behind Them</span></em><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Susan Larson 64451 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Patti Callahan Henry And Laura Lane McNeal http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-patti-callahan-henry-and-laura-lane-mcneal <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">It's a week for Southern fiction from new and established authors on </span><em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The Reading Life</em><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">: New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry talks about her tenth novel, </span><a href="https://www.octaviabooks.com/aff/WWNO/book/v/9781250040312" target="_blank"><em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The Stories We Tell</em></ Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:32:00 +0000 Susan Larson 64076 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Terry McMillan, Carter Hooper And Mark Yakich http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-terry-mcmillan-carter-hooper-and-mark-yakich <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>: Bestselling novelist Terry McMillan (<i>How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale</i>), whose <i>Who Asked You?</i> is out in paperback. She’s coming to town for the Essence Music Festival. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll also hear from Carter Hooper, about a very special digital book project,<i> Larry's List</i></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><i>: My Dad's Reading List from 1984-2005</i>, and Mark Yakich, editor of the New Orleans Review.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Susan Larson 63619 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Lisa Howorth And Maggie Collins http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-lisa-howorth-and-maggie-collins <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>: Square Books co-founder Lisa </span>Howorth<span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">, whose first novel is </span><i style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">Flying Shoes, </i><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">and debut novelist Maggie Collins, author of </span><i style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">Celestial Blue Skies.</i></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Susan Larson 63142 at http://wwno.org