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New Orleans area book events

“LOW & SLOW 2 — THE ART OF BARBECUE, SMOKE-ROASTING AND BASIC CURING”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush sign and offer tastings from the second in their culinary series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com. “NAVEL OF THE MOON”: 6 p.m.,… Continue reading →

Easy to be engrossed in astronaut’s quest

'Watch the Lady' by Elizabeth Fremantle

“The Martian” by Andy Weir. Crown, 2014. $25. I started seeing “The Martian” pop up on a lot of “best of” lists a few months ago, and when I found out it was being made into a movie starring Matt Damon, I knew I had to pick up a… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events for July 12, 2015

New Orleans area Book events “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. Barri Bronston discusses her book about touring the Crescent City by foot. (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com. “The Katrina Decade —… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events, July 7-30, 2015

New Orleans area Book events “SCOTLANDVILLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Drs. Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simmons, Charles Vincent and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden read and sign this story of the town in East Baton Rouge… Continue reading →

Medical history, historical mystery fascinate

?The New York Times Book of Medicine:  More Than 150 years of Reporting on the Evolution of Medicine,? edited by Gina Kolata

“The New York Times Book of Medicine: More Than 150 years of Reporting on the Evolution of Medicine,” edited by Gina Kolata. Sterling, 2015. $24.95. Since its beginning in 1851, The New York Times has regularly reported on significant medical discoveries and advancements. This compilation of 120 carefully chosen… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for June 28 - July 24

“SCOTLANDVILLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Drs. Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simmons, Charles Vincent and Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden read and sign this story of the town in East Baton Rough Parish that is home to Southern University. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com. “SECESSIA”: 6 p.m., Octavia… Continue reading →

Remembering Avondale: Giant shipyard once the largest employer in the state

Cover of Avondale history

Avondale Shipyard has grown quiet in recent years. Once the largest employer in Louisiana with 26,000 jobs, after its sale to Northrop Grumman in 2001, the number of employees dwindled to 200 engineers. Shipbuilding operations were eventually moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi. But thousands of men and women around New Orleans still remember with pride… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for June 7 - 24

“LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE”: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Author Marcia Goldman and her Yorkshire Terrier Lola reads and signs her book during storytime for youngsters. (504) 899-7323., www.octaviabooks.com. “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: Cita Dennis Hubbel Library, 725 Pelican Ave. John Taylor discusses and signs… Continue reading →

‘Fifty Shades’ author to release new novel

'Grey' by EL James

Author EL James, best-selling author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series, will release a new novel from Christian Grey’s point of view. “Grey” will be published June 18 — Grey’s birthday. “This book is dedicated to those readers who asked ... and asked ... and asked ... and asked for this,” James said.… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for May 31 - June 5

ew Orleans area Book events “THINGS YOU WON’T SAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sarah Pekkanen reads and signs her book about a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for May 24 - June 11

“MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.… Continue reading →

‘Monkey and Duck’ fun for the kids

?Monkey and Duck Quack Up!? by Jennifer Hamburg, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

“Monkey and Duck Quack Up!” by Jennifer Hamburg, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic, 2015. $17.99. Vivacious Monkey wants to win a rhyming contest with his partner the laid-back Duck. He soon hits a snag, however, when he realizes that the only word Duck says is “quack.”… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events for May 17 - June 9

'Dollbaby' by Laura McNeal

ew Orleans area Book events “ALLEN THE ALLIGATOR COUNTS THROUGH NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Author Megan Braden-Perry and illustrator Lyn Vicknair read and sign their children’s book. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com. “The Book that Every Black Christian Should Read” and “How… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for May 10-17

“NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Irvin Mayfield signs and discusses his book with seven CDs on his experiences as a New Orleans native, jazz musician and the influences in his life including musicians, artists, photographers, chefs, teachers and mentors. Continue reading →

LSU library’s rare book collection grows

The LSU Libraries’ Special Collections acquired several rare books in the past year: “Monstrorum Historia,” a 1642 book by Renaissance naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi, was acquired last summer. It’s an illustrated history of monsters and deformities that’s “a window into the world of early modern science, pseudo-science, religion and philosophy,” according to… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events

Sunday, May 3, at the Jazz Festival “NEW ORLEANS — BOOM AND BLACKOUT”: 1 p.m. Brian Boyles signs his book about the events leading up to the infamous Super Bowl blackout at the Superdome. “FIFOLET”: 2 p.m. Johnette Downing signs her tale about the Cajun legend. “And a bottle of… Continue reading →

Authors sign work in Jazz Fest book tent

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m. Barri Bronston signs her book of 30 tours exploring historic neighborhoods, waterfront districts, culinary and music corridors and recreational wonderlands.… Continue reading →

‘Blood on Snow’ a surprising thriller

'Blood On Snow' by Jo Nesbo

“Blood on Snow” by Jo Nesbo. Knopf, 2015. $23.95. I have enjoyed other books by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian crime author who has exploded onto the scene in the last couple of years, but they were all part of his Harry Hole series, so I wasn’t sure what… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events through May 30, 2015

ew Orleans area Book events “FLOOD OF IMAGES — MEDIA, MEMORY AND HURRICANE KATRINA”: 5 p.m., Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Author Bernie Cook and filmmakers Katherine Cecil, Luisa Dantas and Rebecca Snedeker discuss his book and screen and discuss scenes from… Continue reading →

‘Blood on Snow’ a surprising thriller

'Blood On Snow' by Jo Nesbo

“Blood on Snow” by Jo Nesbo. Knopf, 2015. $23.95. I have enjoyed other books by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian crime author who has exploded onto the scene in the last couple of years, but they were all part of his Harry Hole series, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this… Continue reading →

Area book events for April 26 - May 1

Book events E-BOOK BASICS: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. STORY TIME: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble CitiPlace, 2590 CitiPlace Court. “Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand.” JANE AUSTEN TEA PARTY:… Continue reading →

Authors sign books this weekend at Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “DOLLYBABY”: 2 p.m. Laura Lane McNeal’s novel of life in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era. “THE MARAUDERS”: 3 p.m. Tom Cooper signs… Continue reading →

‘Sock Thief’ a charming lesson in manners, values

'The Sock Thief' by Ana Crespo and Nana Gonzalez

“The Sock Thief” by Ana Crespo and Nana Gonzalez. Albert Whitman & Co., 2015. $16.99. Felipe has mangoes and needs socks. This delightful story follows Felipe around the town as he exchanges mangoes for socks and, ultimately, explains why he needs them. This book teaches manners, values and a smattering of… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events through May 26

“CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com “MEMORY MAN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David Baldacci… Continue reading →

Book signings at Jazz Fest Book Tent

The Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “DOLLYBABY”: 2 p.m. Laura Lane McNeal’s novel of life in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era. “THE MARAUDERS”: 3 p.m. Tom Cooper signs his novel of treasure hunting and characters in south… Continue reading →

Lobrano’s tour of Paris written in memoir style

'Hungry for Paris'

“Hungry for Paris” by Alexander Lobrano. Random House, 2014. $18. Food writer Alexander Lobrano takes the reader on a gourmet tour of Paris in this updated edition of his 2008 guide. Detailing his 109 favorite restaurants, grouped geographically, the chapters are interspersed with short essays on life in… Continue reading →

Area book events for April 12 - 17

“HOT PURSUIT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Stuart Woods reads and signs his latest book in the Stone Barrington series. (504) 899-7323. “SOIL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s… Continue reading →