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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

The Reading Life And NOLA Writers Writing About NOLA Women

Susan Larson (far left) with her guests at the event.

This week is a very special Reading Life, recorded live at Christwood Retirement Community, featuring a panel about "New Orleans Writers Writing about New Orleans Women."

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The Reading Life
1:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

The Reading Life With Stephanie Hepburn And Michael Marshall

This week on The Reading Life: Journalist Stephanie Hepburn, author of Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight, and historian Michael Marshall, author of Gallant Creoles: A History of The Donaldsonville Cannoniers.

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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The Reading Life With Erica Spindler And Jack Bedell

Erica Spindler

This week on The Reading Life: Erica Spindler, whose new thriller is Justice for Sarah, and poet Jack Bedell, whose new book is Bone-Hollow, True: New and Selected Poems.

 And we'll have an audio postcard from Kate Richardson, who had a blast at the Ernest Hemingway celebration, Pobre de Mi.

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Books
2:09 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

New Novel by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Ambition, the third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff  Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s.

To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here http://maitland-lewis.com/read-me/

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The Reading Life
1:33 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

The Reading Life With George Bishop And Danny Heitman

This week on The Reading Life: author George Bishop, whose new Louisiana-set novel is Night of the Comet, and Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, on the pleasures and problems of inheriting books. Susan also talks about more summer reading.

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The Reading Life
1:49 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

The Reading Life With James Lee Burke And Alex McConduit

This week on The Reading Life: The one, the only, James Lee Burke. Light of the World is the 20th novel in his series featuring Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux.

We'll also hear from New Orleans children's book author Alex McConduit, whose new book is The Thorn in My Horn.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Two Louisiana Estates And Cocktail Reading On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: Fred Starr, author of Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans's Historic Bywater, along with photographer Richard Sexton and writer Randy Harelson, creators of New Roads and Old Rivers: A History of Point Coupee Parish, and Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail.

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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Reading Life With Peter Wolf, Brett Martin And Hemingway Festivities

This week on The Reading Life: Peter M. Wolf, author of My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal. Plus, Brett Martin talks about his eerily timely Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

And Sunday Shae Parker gives us a preview of the Running of the Bulls and the fifth annual Hemingway Celebration coming up July 14.

 

Bonus!!

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Books
1:56 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Philipp Meyer Explores Bloody Origin Of Texas In 'The Son'

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 10:15 am

Phllipp Meyer‘s epic new novel “The Son“ details the blood-soaked evolution of Texas.

Spanning two hundred years, it tells the story, in often brutal detail, of the McCulloughs, who first settled in the state in the early 1800s.

Patriarch Eli McCullough is kidnapped by Comanches in a brutal attack, later, his sons fall upon their Mexican neighbors with equal ferocity.

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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Reading Life With Mark Childress And The Community Book Center

This week on The Reading Life: We check in with that wonderful comic novelist Mark Childress (Crazy in Alabama), who has a new book, What It Means to Miss New Orleans: Three Essays After Katrina.

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