This week on The Reading Life: Tennessee Williams Festival guests Valerie Martin, whose new novel is The Ghost of the Mary Celeste, andDani Shapiro, author of Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of the Creative Life.
We’ll also have a Mardi Gras visit with Rob Owen, the author, with his daughter Edie Carol Owen, of Spy Boy, Cheyenne, and 96 Crayons: A Mardi Gras Indian’s Story. And we hear a poem from Katherine Soniat.
This week on The Reading Life: Nancy Horan, who has followed up her bestselling novel about Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright, Loving Frank, with a novel about the adventurous life of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, Fanny, titled Under the Wide and Starry Sky.
This week on The Reading Life: One of the greats of the New Orleans poetry scene, Tulane University professor Peter Cooley, reads from his new collection, Night Bus to the Afterlife. Duke University professor Thomas Brothers talks about Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism.
And we'll hear from Candice Huber, founder of fleurdelit.com and the Reading Between the Wines literary series.
This week on The Reading Life: Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, whose new book is Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters, and book critic John Freeman, author of How to Read a Novelist.
The whole region might be encased in ice this week, but there's still time to get to your favorite local bookstore and stock up before the temperature drops and the roads close.
Here are some snow day reading choices perfect for curling up with in front of a roaring fire (or a space heater!).
— Finish up Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series with The Days of Anna Madrigal and pretend you’re in San Francisco, where there is no snow, only an ever-charming and beloved cast of characters.