Ambition, the third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s.
This week on The Reading Life: author George Bishop, whose new Louisiana-set novel is Night of the Comet, and Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, on the pleasures and problems of inheriting books. Susan also talks about more summer reading.
This week on The Reading Life: Peter M. Wolf, author of My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal. Plus, Brett Martin talks about his eerily timely Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
And Sunday Shae Parker gives us a preview of the Running of the Bulls and the fifth annual Hemingway Celebration coming up July 14.
This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is Beauty Eating Beauty. We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22.
And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.