Books

The Sound of Books
4:38 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

New Book From Chicago Tribune Music Critic Howard Reich - "Let Freedom Swing"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book from longtime Chicago Tribune and Downbeat critic Howard Reich - "Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel"...

To find out more about Howard Reich - and "Let Freedom Swing" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
5:22 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

The Reading Life 5/3/11

New Orleans, LA – Tom Sancton talks about the stage adaptation of "Song for My Fathers," and Paul Willis previews the 9th Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.

The Sound of Books
10:33 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Esquire Magazine Food And Travel Correspondent John Mariani's New Book "How Italian Food Conquered the World"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - the new book from Esquire Magazine Food and Travel correspondent John Mariani - "How Italian Food Conquered the World"...

To find out more about John Mariani and "How Italian Food Conquered the World" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
7:55 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

The Reading Life 4/26/11

New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life features Freddi Williams Evans, author of "Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans." We'll hear Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with Tom Jacobsen, author of Traditional New Orleans Jazz: Conversations with the Men Who make the Music," as well as my review of Alexandra Styron's "Reading My Father."

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The Sound of Books
1:48 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

University of Kentucky Geography Professor Michael Crutcher, Jr.'s New Book "Treme: Race And Place In A New Orleans Neighborhood"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book by University of Kentucky geography professor Michael Crutcher, Jr. - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood"...

To find out more about Michael Crutcher - "Treme: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood" - and Michael Crutcher's Thursday evening, April 21, 2011 appearance at Octavia Books - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
3:50 am
Wed April 20, 2011

The Reading Life 4/19/11

New Orleans, LA – The Reading Life looks forward to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with this week's guests: Photographer Shannon Brinkman and writer Eve Abrams are the creators of "Preservation Hall," a new book about that venerable jazz institution, and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield is out with a new photography book and CD retrospective, "A Love Letter to New Orleans."

The Sound of Books
10:57 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Photographer Marie-Dominique Verdier's New Book - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new book of photographs with text by the former New Orleanian Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls: Still Standing"...

To find out more about Marie-Dominique Verdier - "New Orleans Walls:Still Standing" - Ms. Verdier's upcoming signings in New Orleans - and how proceeds will benefit the St. Bernard Project - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
5:16 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

The Reading Life 4/12/11

New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life looks back at the 25th annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, with excerpts from Tennessee's 100th birthday party. Featuring readings from such luminaries as: Thomas Keith, Grace Zabriskie, Janet Daley Duval, Mona Lisa Saloy, Dorothy Allison, Christian LeBlanc, Darrell Bourque and John Waters.

The Sound of Books
2:06 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

The Reading Life 4/5/11

New Orleans, LA – This week, The Reading Life features an interview with children's author/illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the lovable Arthur the Aardvark - hero of the beloved series of the children's book. Peter Bergen joins Fred Kasten for his Sound of Books interview series and John Gery stops by to recite a poem.

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The Sound of Books
6:12 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Widely Heralded First Novel From USC History Professor Deborah Harkness - "A Discovery of Witches"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the widely heralded first novel from USC history professor-turned-fiction-writer Deborah Harkness - "A Discovery of Witches"...

To find out more about Deborah Harkness and "A Discovery of Witches" - please click here .

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