Books

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.

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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."

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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"...

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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"...

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The Sound of Books
12:25 am
Wed March 3, 2010

Arthur Phillips Latest Novel "The Song Is You"

New Orleans – Today on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - conversation with critically-acclaimed fiction writer Arthur Phillips, whose latest novel, "The Song Is You" made the New York Times Notable Books list for 2009 - and is due out in paperback later this month...

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The Sound of Books
12:24 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Molly Haskell's New Book "Frankly My Dear: 'Gone With the Wind' Revisited

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with writer and film critic Molly Haskell - whose latest book is "Frankly My Dear: 'Gone With the Wind' Revisited"...

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The Sound of Books
12:23 am
Wed February 17, 2010

New Orleans Writer George Bishop's New Novel "Letter to My Daughter"

The Sound of Books
12:23 am
Tue February 9, 2010

Philip Hoare's New Book "The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea"

New Orleans – Today on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - conversation with award-winning writer Philip Hoare - whose latest book is "The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea"...

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