Books

The Sound of Books
5:58 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

New Book From New Orleans Writer Jason Berry - "Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life Of Money In The Catholic Church"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by New Orleans writer Jason Berry - "Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church"...

To find out more about "Render Unto Rome" - and Jason Berry's book signing at The Maple Street Book Shop - Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6 pm - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
3:02 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

The Reading Life 8/6/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life, Screenwriter turned novelist Jenny Wingfield, author of "The Homecoming of Samuel Lake," and North shore lawyer turned novelist Pamela Binnings Ewen, whose new book is "Dancing on Glass."

The Sound of Books
12:57 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Acclaimed New Book By Longtime Times-Picayune Music Writer Keith Spera - "Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, And The Music Of New Orleans"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the acclaimed new book by Times-Picayune music writer Keith Spera - "Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans"...

To find out more about Keith Spera - and "Groove Interrupted" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
1:16 am
Wed August 31, 2011

The Reading Life 8/30/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life: Crime novelist and Treme writer George Pelecanos, whose new book is "The Cut," and bestselling author Heather Graham, founder of the literary conference, Writers for New Orleans.

The Sound of Books
4:28 am
Wed August 24, 2011

The Reading Life 8/23/11

New Orleans, LA – This episode of The Reading Life: Mark Folse, author of "Carry Me Home: a Journey Back to New Orleans," and editor of "A Howling in the Wires: An Anthology of Writing from Postdiluvian New Orleans" and journalist Jordan Flaherty, whose new book is "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six." Both will be attending Rising Tide 6: A Conference on the Future of New Orleans August 27 at Xavier University.

The Sound of Books
2:57 am
Thu August 18, 2011

The Reading Life 8/16/11

New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life this week features John Swenson, who will talk about his book, "New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans." Then we hear from poet Dennis Formento, talking about his new collection "Looking for an Out Place.'

The Sound of Books
2:15 am
Wed August 10, 2011

The Reading Life 8/9/11

New Orleans, LA – In this episode of The Reading Life: Tom Piazza talks about his essay collection, "Devil Sent the Rain," and photographer Jennifer Shaw discusses her "Hurricane Story."

The Sound of Books
5:49 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Jazz Historian Ricky Riccardi's Acclaimed New Biography - "What A Wonderful World:The Magic Of Louis Armstrong's Later Years"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely acclaimed new biography by jazz archivist and historian Ricky Riccardi - "What A Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years"...

For more information on Ricky Riccardi's Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2 pm appearance at Maison - 508 Frenchmen Street - as a part of the 2011 Satchmo SummerFest - pleae click here .

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The Sound of Books
8:04 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

The Reading Life 8/2/11

New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life for this week features Susan's interview with Ricky Riccardi, author of a new biography of Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World:The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years. Then we hear Fred Kasten's interview with novelist Minrose Gwin, author of The Queen of Palmyra.

The Sound of Books
8:40 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

The Reading Life 7/26/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life it is all about the music! Susan Larson talks with Times Picayune music writer Keith Spera, the author of Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans. Next, Fred Kasten with an interview with Howard Reich, author of Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel. Susan then reviews Preston Lauterbach's The Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock and Roll.

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