Books

The Sound of Books
8:20 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Barton Palmer's "Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird': The Relationship Between Text and Film"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with writer and film scholar R. Barton Palmer about his recent book "Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird': The relationship Between Text and Film"...

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The Sound of Books
8:42 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Isabel Allende's New Novel "Island Beneath the Sea"

New Orleans – New York Times best-selling author Isabel Allende's new novel - "Island Beneath the Sea" - is set in Haiti - and New Orleans - at the time of the slave revolt in Haiti.

For more information on Isabel Allende's "Island Beneath the Sea" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
9:05 am
Wed May 5, 2010

New Orleans Actor Bryan Batt's New Book "She AIn't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - conversation with New Orleans actor Bryan Batt - who won widespread critical and audience acclaim in his role as Sal Romano on the Emmy Award-winning drama "Mad Men" - and whose new "role" is author - his first book "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir" - just hit print...

For more information about Bryan Batt - and "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
8:31 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Chef John Besh's Critically-Acclaimed New Combination Memoir And Cookbook - "My New Orleans"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans chef and restaurateur John Besh - author of the critically-acclaimed combination memoir and cookbook - "My New Orleans"...

To find out more about John Besh and "My New Orleans" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
8:17 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Al Kennedy's New Biography "Big Chief Harrison And The Mardi Gras Indians"

New Orleans – UNO History professor Al Kennedy's new biography "Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians" details the remarkable life of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian and literacy advocate Donald Harrison, Sr.

To find out more about Al Kennedy - and "Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
11:50 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

New Orleans Writer Tom Sancton Publishes Expanded, Updated Edition of "Song For My Fathers"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - conversation with New Orleans writer, educator and clarinetist Tom Sancton - whose classic coming-of-age-in-New Orleans memoir "Song For My Fathers: A New Orleans Story in Black and White" is now in print in paperback - in an expanded and updated edition.

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The Sound of Books
10:50 am
Wed April 7, 2010

Novelist and Creative Writing Teacher John Dufresne's New Book "Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel In Six Months"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - conversation with acclaimed novelist - and respected creative writing teacher - John Dufresne - author of the new book "Is Life Like This? A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months."

For more information on "Is Life LIke This?" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
8:50 am
Wed March 31, 2010

New Best-Seller from Michael Lewis "The Big Short"

New Orleans – Best-selling author - and New Orleans native Michael Lewis is atop the New York Times Best Sellers list again with his new book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" - a character-rich tale of the handful of investors who went short and won in the recent financial meltdown precipitated by the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market.

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The Sound of Books
12:26 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Prize-Winning American Poet Matthew Dickman's New Collection "All-American Poem"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with critically-acclaimed, prize-winning young American poet Matthew Dickman - whose latest collection is "All-American Poem"...

To find out more about Matthew Dickman and "All-Amercian Poem" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:25 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Jill McCorkle's New Short Story Collection "Going Away Shoes"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with North Carolina fiction writer Jill McCorkle - whose latest book - her ninth - is the acclaimed short story collection "Going Away Shoes"...

For more information about Jill McCorkle and "Going Away Shoes" - please click here .

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