Books

The Sound of Books
2:28 am
Wed November 30, 2011

The Reading Life 11/29/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Poet Benjamin Morris, interviewed during the final week of his residency at A Studio in the Woods, and Fred Kasten's interview with David Gessner, author of "The Tarball Chronicles: A Journey Beyond the Oiled Pelican and Into the Heart of the Gulf Oil Spill."

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The Sound of Books
7:49 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

The Reading Life 11/22/11

New Orleans, LA – It's the season for gratitude, for counting one's blessings. I've been wandering my house, scanning my shelves for the books that have made me who I am. Here are some of the ones I'm grateful for.

1. "The Chronicles of Narnia," by C.S. Lewis.

2. "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte.

3. "The Golden Notebook," by Doris Lessing.

4. "Everything You Need," by A.L. Kennedy.

5. "Parnassus on Wheels" and "The Haunted Bookshop," by Christopher Morley.

6. "The Harry Potter books," by J.K. Rowling.

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The Sound of Books
7:15 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Acclaimed New Book From Award-Winning New Orleans Writer Tom Piazza - "Devil Sent The Rain: Music And Writing In Desperate America"

New Orleans –
Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely praised new collection of articles and essays from award-winning New Orleans writer Tom Piazza - "Devil Sent the Rain: Music and Writing in Desperate America"...

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The Sound of Books
1:58 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Acclaimed Debut Novel From New York Writer Stephen Wetta - "If Jack's In Love"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the acclaimed debut novel from a New York writer with strong New Orleans ties, Stephen Wetta - "If Jack's In Love"...

To find out more about Stephen Wetta - and "If Jack's in Love" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:29 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

The Reading Life 11/15/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Professor Niyi Osundare, whose new book is "City Without People: The Katrina Poems." We'll also hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with singer/songwriter Johnette Downing, author of "Why the Oyster Has the Pearl."

The Sound of Books
1:53 am
Fri November 11, 2011

The Reading Life 11/8/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Sherry Lee Alexander, editor of a new anthology, "Courtroom Carnival: Famous New Orleans Trials," and John Travis, editor and publisher of a new collection of 20 Louisiana short stories, "Something in the Water."

The Sound of Books
12:28 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

New Novel From New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Lippman - "The Most Dangerous Thing"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new novel from New York Times bestselling author - and parttime New Orleanian - Laura Lippman - "The Most Dangerous Thing"...

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The Sound of Books
4:01 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

The Reading Life 11/1/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on the Reading Life: scientist and science fiction writer David Brin, who will be a special guest at the fan convention, Contraflow, this weekend in Gretna. Also, James Nolan discusses his new novel, "Higher Ground."

The Sound of Books
2:02 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

New Orleans Writer and Philanthropist Randy Fertel's Acclaimed New Book - "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely praised new book by New Orleans writer and philanthropist Randy Fertel - "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir"...

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The Sound of Books
12:05 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

New Orleans Writer And Philanthropist Randy Fertel's Acclaimed New Book - "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely praised new book by New Orleans writer and philanthropist Randy Fertel - "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir"...

To find out more about Randy Fertel - and "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak" - please click here .

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