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The Reading Life
11:19 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Thomas Mann and Katherine Soniat

This week on The Reading Life, artist Thomas Mann talks about his new how-to book, Metal Artists' Workbench: Demystifying the Jeweler's Saw, and poet Katherine Soniat drops by to read from The Swing Girl.

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The Sound of Books
9:13 am
Wed June 9, 2010

New Orleans Writer M. H. Herlong's Award-Winning Novel "The Great Wide Sea" Now in Paperback

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .

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Recovering Recipes
12:01 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Hurricane Katrina Loses To Taste Buds

Times-Picayune culinary sleuths Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker are helping local foodies rebuild post-Katrina — one recipe at a time. They stopped by the WWNO studios to talk to our Diane Mack about their latest project: Cooking Up a Storm.

Recipes from Cooking Up A Storm, reprinted with permission from editors Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker

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Borders Books
4:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Borders Books opens in New Orleans

Borders Books is about to open a new outlet in the former Bultman Funeral Home on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is a neighborhood where independent bookstores have thrived over the years.

As in many communities across the country, this opens a debate about the pros and cons of how national chains and local businesses compete.

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Authors
4:37 am
Thu November 13, 2008

"Chains" Sees the Revolutionary War Through the Eyes of the Young

New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.

Authors
6:53 am
Fri August 15, 2008

New Orleans "Still Matters" for Author Tom Piazza

Tom Piazza's new novel "City of Refuge" is about to be released just before the upcoming third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Photography
5:00 am
Thu July 10, 2008

George Long's "Katrina Days"

The New Orleans photographer's latest work is a personal testament to the storm's destruction and to the resiliency of those who call New Orleans home.

Features
5:24 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Cokie Roberts Returns Home

Cokie talks about her new book, "Ladies of Liberty".

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