The Sound of Books
11:38 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Well Crafted Thriller from Novelist Stephen Maitland-Lewis: "Emeralds Never Fade"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the recent novel by soon-to-be part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Emeralds Never Fade.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baby Dolls and Shoe Stories

The Sound of Books
1:18 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Evocative New Work From Alabama Writer Frye Gaillard: "The Books That Mattered"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from journalist and author Frye Gaillard, The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir.

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The Reading Life
1:43 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Jen Lancaster, Yuka Petz and Reggie Jones

On this week's The Reading Life, Susan talks with bestselling author Jen Lancaster, whose new book is Here I Go Again. Then, paper/book artist Yuka Petz, whose beautiful work appears in a new exhibit in the Carroll Art Gallery at the Newcomb Art Department in Woldenberg Art Center.

Finally, celebrate Super Bowl week with former Saint Reggie Jones, who has written a guide to football for the ladies. Hut! Hut!

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 29, 2013

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The Sound of Books
3:51 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Susannah Cahalan's Vivid Mix of Memoir and Medical Thriller: "Brain on Fire"

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely praised new memoir by journalist Susannah Cahalan: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

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1:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Lemon Cake, Basketball and Bead Dogs


This week on The Reading Life: Aimee Bender, whose most recent novel is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Aimee will be the Zale-Kimmerling writer in residence at Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University this week.

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The Sound of Books
4:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Obama Foreign Policy Examined in New James Mann Book

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by journalist and bestselling author James Mann: The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power.

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

Hoda Kotb, Greg Herren and Julie Smith

The Sotomayor Interview
7:36 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Sotomayor Opens Up About Childhood, Marriage In 'Beloved World'

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor applauds during a reception in her honor at the White House.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 3:35 pm

Over the course of time, Supreme Court justices have written 225 books. Few reveal much about the justices themselves, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography, My Beloved World, is a searingly candid memoir about her life growing up in the tenements of the Bronx, going to Princeton and Yale Law School, becoming a prosecutor and a private corporate lawyer and, at age 38, becoming a federal judge.

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4:34 am
Sat January 12, 2013

The Seedy Underbelly Of The Belle Epoque, 'Painted'

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 11:54 am

Just who is The Little Dancer, Aged 14? Who is the actual girl, cast 2/3 of her life size by Edgar Degas?

That little dancer was Marie van Goethem, one of three sisters left to fend for themselves after their father dies and their mother begins spending her washerwoman's income on absinthe.

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