Books

The Sound of Books
2:45 am
Sat May 21, 2011

The Reading Life 5/17/11

New Orleans, LA – Susan Larson talks with Bill Loehfelm, whose third thriller, "The Devil She Knows," is just about to be published. We'll hear a poem from Chris Champagne, as well as Fred Kasten's Sound of Books interview with filmmaker and novelist John Sayles.

The Sound of Books
10:45 am
Thu May 19, 2011

New Novel By Writer And Educator Minrose Gwin - "The Queen of Palmyra"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new novel by writer and educator Minrose Gwin - "The Queen of Palmyra"...

To find out more about Minrose Gwin - and "The Queen of Palmyra" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
6:04 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

New Novel From Acclaimed Writer And Filmmaker John Sayles - "A Moment In The Sun"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the new novel from acclaimed writer and filmmaker John Sayles - "A Moment in the Sun"...

For more information about John Sayles - "A Moment in the Sun" - and the signing at Octavia Books on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
2:42 am
Tue May 10, 2011

The Reading Life 5/10/11

New Orleans, LA – This week on The Reading Life, we'll be looking for laughs with excerpts from the Southern Humor panel at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival featuring Dorothy Allison, Patricia Brady, Mark Childress, and James Wilcox.

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."

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