Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 10:18 am
As the floodwaters rose in New Orleans over Labor Day weekend in 2005, hundreds of people were left stranded at Memorial Medical Center, in triple-digit temperatures, without power or running water. Not all of them made it out alive — and in the aftermath, several medical professionals were arrested and charged with hastening the deaths of some of the sickest patients.
This week on The Reading Life: Book collector Edwin Blair and Historic New Orleans Collection curator Mark Cave talk about the new exhibit at the HNOC, "Alternative Imprints: Jon Webb, Gypsy Lou and the Hand-Sewn World of the Loujon Press," a fascinating slice of publishing history in New Orleans.
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.
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.