Happy Mardi Gras from The Reading Life as we hear from Cornell Landry, author of "Happy Mardi Gras! And "One Dat, Two Dat, Are You a Who Dat?," whose many children's books are perfect for our festive season. Writer/musician/teacher Michael Patrick Welch discusses "New Orleans: The Underground Guide," and his novels "The Donkey Show" and "Y'all's Problem." Michael will be appearing at Ogden After Hours, Thursday, February 23.
The Reading Life for 2/7/12: Constance Adler shares her vision of home in “My Bayou: New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover," and writer/publisher Arthur Hardy talks about putting together the season's essential reading, "Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras Guide."
This week on The Reading Life: Architectural historian Ellen Weiss' new book: "Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee: An African American Architect Designs for Booker T. Washington." Also, poet Andy Young tells us about her new collection: "The People Is Singular."
This week on The Reading Life, we'll be talking with John Barry, whose new book is Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty. We'll also hear Fred Kasten's "Sound of Books" interview with Anka Muhlstein, author of "Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore de Balzac."
Today, on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the much-anticipated new book from award-winning New Orleans writer John Barry, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty.
To find out more about John Barry's new book, and his signing January 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books, please click here .