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Julia Reed: South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land

08/21/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, August 21st 6-7:30PM In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These juxtapositions are, for Julia, the soul of the South, and in her warmhearted and funny new book, South Toward Home, she chronicles her adventures through the highs and the lows of Southern life—taking us everywhere from dive bars and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival to an...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

09/12/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount. Wednesday, September 12th

Gabriela Alemán in conversation with Yuri Herrera: Poso Wells

09/18/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, September 18th 6-7:30PM   Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance! In the squalid settlement of Poso Wells, women have been regularly disappearing but the authorities have shown little interest. When the leading presidential candidate comes to town, he and his entourage are electrocuted in a macabre, darkly...

Tena Clark: Southern Discomfort: A Memoir

10/04/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, October 4th 6-7:30PM Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena's childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car--a royal blue Camaro--at twelve. But behind...

Erin and Ben Napier: Make Something Good Today

10/05/2018 - 6:00PM

Friday, October 5th 6-7:30PM Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life. She never expected that her depictions of small-town life in the tiny swath of Mississippi where she Ben call home would catch the eye of a television producer and set them off on the journey of a lifetime. Make Something Good Today offers a behind-...

Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker: Dracul

10/09/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, October 9th 6-7:30PM The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's--and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

10/10/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount. Wednesday, October 12th

Brandi Perry: Splintered

10/14/2018 - 2:00PM

Sunday, October 14th 2-3:30PM Keaton Fordyce was once a celebrated and prosperous writer, but the excesses accompanying his success came at a steep cost—the loss of his family and his career. Living in a dingy river-front room in Natchez, Mississippi, Fordyce is caught in a vicious cycle of alcoholism and despair. As fate would have it, an old friend offers him an opportunity to help get his life and career back on track. He owns an old mansion in New Orleans that he can’t sell because of...

Apricot Irving in conversation with Lavinia Spalding: The Gospel of Trees

10/16/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, October 16th 6-7:30PM Join us with Apricot Irving in conversation with Lavinia Spalding discussing her book, The Gospel of Trees. Apricot will sign books after the discussion. Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti—a country easy to sensationalize but difficult to understand. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the hills with a macouti of seeds to preach the gospel of trees in a deforested but resilient country. Her mother and sisters,...

Kiese Laymon: Heavy: An American Memoir

10/18/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, October 18th 6-7:30PM In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and...

Kiese Laymon in Conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin: Heavy: An American Memoir

10/18/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, October 18th 6-7:30PM In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and...

Michael Allen Zell: City Krystal Soulman

10/23/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, October 23rd 6-7:30PM It’s personal for criminologist Bobby Delery. Heat and crime rises during the steamy summer in New Orleans, but he’s got a job to do. That can only mean the latest in Michael Allen Zell’s acclaimed Bobby Delery series. Smart and economic prose. Tough and funny talk. Musician Rodney Soulman Mercadel sets up a pyramid scheme with three pastors to sell seats on a non-existent ark for hurricane season. Vonetta (nicknamed Krystal) the sister of Ellis Smith, Bobby...

Rien Fertel: Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera

10/24/2018 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, October 24th 6-7:30PM The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera takes listeners on a road trip through the American South, with stops along mean old highways and soul-sucking swamps, iconic recording studios and doomed chartered jets, and even Heaven and Hell. Along the way, the Truckers attempt to untangle the mess that is southern history by exploring the contradictory, dualistic nature of the region. Like twin paths intersecting and diverging before meeting again, the opera's...

Webb Hubbell: The Eighteenth Green

11/01/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, November 1st 6-7:30PM Who was Harold Spencer? All D.C. Lawyer Jack Patterson knew was that Spencer’s dead body had been found on the 18th Green of Columbia Country Club, canceling Jack’s Saturday golf game. Who is Rachel Goodman? Her name has been plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country for weeks, branded as a thief of confidential information vital to U.S. National Security and a spy for Israel. Turns out she is also the daughter of Jack’s long-time friend...

James Nolan: Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems

11/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, November 8th 6-7:30PM James Nolan describes this collection of his New Orleans poems as an “autobiography of place,” for which he selected fifty poems written over a span of fifty years focused on his native city. This book is a companion volume to Nolan’s recent, Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy. Some of these poems are arias, while others are portraits of a Creole childhood, elegies about family members, jazz riffs on local culture, and commemorations of historic...

Jason Berry: City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300

11/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, November 13th 6-7:30PM In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

11/14/2018 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount. Wednesday, November 14th

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