books

The Reading Life
1:50 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Hoda Kotb, Greg Herren and Julie Smith

The Sound of Books
3:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

'The Last Runaway' — A New Novel From Bestselling Author Tracy Chevalier

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Tracy Chevalier — The Last Runaway.

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Paul Elie and Andrei Codrescu

This week on The Reading Life: Paul Elie, author of Reinventing Bach, and Andrei Codrescu, whose new books are So Recently Rent a World and Bibliodeath: My Archives (With Life in Footnotes).

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The Reading Life
1:39 am
Tue December 25, 2012

The Reading Life Celebrates the Holidays

Some of the books from Lisette Oser's collection.

The Reading Life celebrates the holidays with Marigny Dupuy and Meghan Kelly, founders of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans, talking about A Christmas Carol; designer Lisette Oser, who collects small, beautiful Christmas books; and poet Melinda Palacio, whose new book is How Fire Is a Story, Waiting.  

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The Sound of Books
11:28 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

The Yat Dictionary

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new volume from New Orleans poet and satirist Chris Champagne — The Yat Dictionary.  

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Books
1:49 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Debra Shriver, Dave Brinks, and a Naked Girl

 

This week on The Reading Life: Debra Shriver, author of In the Spirit of New Orleans, Bella Blue, who is part of the troop of Naked Girls Reading Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and poet Dave Brinks, whose new collection is The Secret Brain.

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The Sound of Books
11:44 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans photojournalist and jazz historian John McCusker — Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz.

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The Reading Life
1:50 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Holiday Gift Books

This week on The Reading Life: Booksellers Donna Allen of Maple Street Book Shop, Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books, and Britton Trice of Garden District Book Shop offer holiday gift book suggestions, and Susan has some of her own.

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Books
3:07 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Rothbart Wears His Idiotic Heart on His Sleeve

Author Davy Rothbart reads humorous and sincere stories about life on the road, the people he meets, and the relationships that develop.

Traveling to 79 cities in 99 days is no task for an idiot. But luckily, writer Davy Rothbart isn't one. You might think otherwise based the title on his new book, My Heart is an Idiot, but Rothbart's disarmingly intimate personality has allowed him to connect with people across the country for over a decade. On Friday night he'll be performing at the AllWays Lounge in New Orleans.

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The Sound of Books
2:26 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

New in New Orleans Architecture

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Tulane architecture professor John Klingman: New in New Orleans Architecture.

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