Books

The Reading Life
7:31 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

The Reading Life: John Barry and Anka Muhlstein

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.

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The Reading Life
11:09 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Charles Brown and Irene Wainwright

The Latter Library in Uptown New Orleans.
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This week on The Reading Life, we talk with Charles Brown, the new director of the New Orleans Public Library, and with city archivist Irene Wainwright.

The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

New Orleans Writer James P. Farwell

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised debut book from veteran New Orleans political and national security consultant – and writer – James P. Farwell, The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability.

To find out more about James P. Farwell, and The Pakistan Cauldron, please click here.

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The Reading Life
9:46 am
Wed December 28, 2011

Ted O'Brien and Linda Prout

This week we'll be talking with Ted O'Brien, author escort, writer and bookseller, about his year of driving authors around New Orleans. And we'll visit with Linda Prout, who has a Free Little Library in her butterfly garden on the West Bank.

The Sound of Books
2:51 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Anka Muhlstein's tour of French food And culture

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the widely-praised new book from writer Anka Muhlstein, Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac.

To find out more about Anka Muhlstein, and "Balzac's Omelette," please click here .

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The Reading Life
9:45 am
Wed December 21, 2011

The Reading Life 12/20/11

This week we'll be talking with Marigny Dupuy and Meghan Kelly, founders of the Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans. Mark Yakich reads from his book Checking In/Checking Out, and Susan has some suggestions for Christmas giving and some thoughts on the season.

The Sound of Books
2:16 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

New Book from journalist and Loyola journalism Professor S. L. Alexander

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans journalist and Loyola University journalism professor S. L. Alexander, Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials.

To find out more about "Courtroom Carnival" – and S. L. Alexander – please click here .

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The Reading Life
2:12 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Holiday reading with The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: Suggestions for holiday giving from Judith Lafitte of Octavia Books (children's books), Donna Allen of Maple Street Book Shop (nonfiction), and Britton Trice of Garden District Book Shop (fiction).

The Sound of Books
2:09 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Award-Winning Debut Novel from New Orleans Writer and Teacher James Nolan

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the award-winning debut novel from New Orleans writer and teacher James Nolan: Higher Ground.

To find out more about James Nolan and Higher Ground please click here .

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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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