Books

The Sound of Books
3:12 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Scott Ellis's New History of the French Quarter "Madame Vieux Carre: The French Quarter in the Twentieth Century"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" -with Fred Kasten - first-time author Scott Ellis's new history volume "Madame Vieux Carre: The French Quarter in the Twentieth Century"...

To find out more about "Madame Vieux Carre" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
9:03 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey's New Book "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet - and Gulfport, Mississippi native Natasha Trethewey's critically-acclaimed new book "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast"...

For more information about Natasha Trethewey - "Beyond Katrina" - and Trethewey's reading at Octavia Books Wednesday evening, September 22, 2010 - at 6 pm - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:19 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

New Book and NOMA Exhibit Bring Remarkable Native American Archive To Public For First Time

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - "Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the 20th Century" - the book-length catalog by Paul Tarver and Cristin Nunez - that accompanies a fascinating new exhibit at the New Orleans Museim of Art...

For more information on "Ancestors and Descendants" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
11:46 am
Wed September 8, 2010

New Orleans Musician and Educator Harold Battiste's Memoir "Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New Orleans Music Man"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - the critically-acclaimed memoir by Crescent City musician and educator Harold Battiste, Jr. - with Karen Celestan -"Unfinished Blues: Memories of a New Orleans Music Man"...

For more information on Harold Battiste - and "Unfinished Blues" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
7:00 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Hall of Fame Baseball Writer Bill Madden's New Biography "Steinbrenner"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - with Fred Kasten - Hall of Fame baseball writer Bill Madden's new biography of the late - and legendary - owner of the New York Yankees - George Steinbrenner - "Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball"...

To find out more about Bill Madden - and "Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:09 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Dave Eggers National Bestseller Katrina Story "Zeitoun"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - Dave Eggers widely acclaimed national bestseller detailing the Katrina ordeal of a well-known New Orleans painting contractor and his family - "Zeitoun"...

For more information on Dave Eggers - and "Zeitoun" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
12:20 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Dan Baum's New York Times Bestseller "Nine Lives"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - Dan Baum's New York Times Bestseller "Nine Lives" - part-2 of our series spotlighting some of the best books written in response to Katrina - leading up to the 5th anniversary of the storm on August 29, 2010...

For more information about Dan Baum - and "Nine Lives" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
10:13 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Tom Piazza's Prize-Winning Novel "City of Refuge"

New Orleans – Today - on "The Sound of Books" - part-1 of a 3-part series in advance of the 5th anniversary of Katrina spotlighting some of the best books written in response to the storm - New Orleans writer Tom Piazza's prize-winning novel "City of Refuge"...

For more information about Tom Piazza and "City of Refuge" - please click here .

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The Sound of Books
9:30 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Nicole Cooley's New Volume Of Katrina-Inspired Poems, "Breach"

New Orleans – Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with award-winning writer Nicole Cooley - author of a new collection of Katrina-inspired poems, "Breach."

For more information on Nicole Cooley, her new book "Breach" - and reading at Octavia Books with her father, poet Peter Cooley, please click here .

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The Sound of Books
9:13 am
Wed June 9, 2010

New Orleans Writer M. H. Herlong's Award-Winning Novel "The Great Wide Sea" Now in Paperback

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - conversation with New Orleans writer M. H. Herlong, the author of the widely acclaimed, award-winning novel The Great Wide Sea, which is just out in paperback...

To find out more about M. H. Herlong, and The Great Wide Sea, please click here .

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