books

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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The Reading Life
1:48 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Natasha Trethewey and Dalt Wonk

Natasha Trethewey

This week on The Reading Life: Natasha Trethewey, the 19th United States poet laureate, whose most recent book is Thrall, and Dalt Wonk, author of French Quarter Fables.

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The Sound of Books
6:07 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" To Rob You Blind

  • An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author David Cay Johnston — The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind.

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The Sound of Books
4:17 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

New Book From Bestselling Author Tanner Colby: "Some of My Best Friends Are Black"

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the critically-acclaimed new book from New York Times bestselling author Tanner Colby — Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America.

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The Reading Life
1:31 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Jonathan O’Dell, Jordan Soyka, and Larissa Leclair

This week on The Reading Life we'll talk with Jonathan O’Dell, whose wonderful novel, new in paperback, is The Healing; and with Larissa Leclair, founder of the Indie Photobook Library, who’s coming to town for PhotoNOLA, the annual celebration of photography in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Public Library
1:47 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Public Library To Host U.S. Poet Laureate

The New Orleans Public Library will host a celebration of the arts with a reading and book signing with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.

Trethewey, a Gulf Coast native, is a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet and the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate. Dedicated to recovering the Gulf Coast, Threthewey will share her themes of race, history, personal experiences and politics with the people of New Orleans.

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Arts & Culture
6:11 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Debut Novel From Tulane Law Grad Shelby Tucker Satirzes International Financial Fraud

An interview with the author.

Writer Shelby Tucker's debut novel Client Service is a satire  inspired by a major mutual-fund swindle of the 1960s. It follows three well received non-fiction books by Shelby Tucker  based on his treks through Asia and Africa. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

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