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Ani DiFranco in conversation with Gwen Thompkins (Ticketed Event) at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC), 5342 St. Charles Avenue: No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir

05/22/2019 - 7:00PM

                                         Join us for an enlightening evening with the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco. Ani will be discussing her new memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Joining Ani in conversation will be Gwen Thompkins, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out. Doors will open at 6:00 PM Parking: Street parking Each...

Joanna Guest: Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up

05/23/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, May 23rd 6-7:30PM Folded Wisdom is an inspirational testament to the depth of a father’s love for his children, and an intimate look into beautiful, raw, human communication. Within the pages of this book, Joanna Guest shares the insightful notes her father drew for her and her brother Theo every day for nearly 15 years. For her entire childhood, Joanna’s father, Bob, had a ritual: wake up at dawn, walk the dog, and sit down at the kitchen table with a blank pad of paper and plenty...

R. D. Roldan - A Blind Man and his Monkey

05/28/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, May 28th 6-7:30PM In Medellin, Colombia, during the time of Pablo Escobar, 15-year old Joe Cardenas is forced to deal with the sudden suicide of his best friend, Alex Cuevas. An early morning call in December of 1981, sets Joe off on a quest to understand what led Alex to take his life. The truth Joe discovers threatens the lives of everyone he knows, as he faces Cartel-connected enemies determined to hide powerful secrets. Armed with nothing but his ingenuity and blind loyalty...

Bryan Camp: Gather the Fortunes

05/30/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, May 30th 6-7:30PM Renaissance Raines has found her place among the psychopomps—the guides who lead the souls of the recently departed through the Seven Gates of the Underworld—and done her best to avoid the notice of gods and mortals alike. But when a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his foretold death, Renai finds herself at the center of a deity-thick plot unfolding in New Orleans. Someone helped Ramses slip free of his destined end -- someone willing to risk...

Lacy M. Johnson – The Reckonings: Essays

06/04/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, June 4th 6-7:30PM This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her own experience with sexual assault—pursues questions of justice, sexual violence, and retribution. In 2014, Lacy Johnson was giving a reading from The Other Side, her “instant classic” memoir of kidnapping and rape, when a woman asked her what she would like to happen to her rapist. This collection, a meditative extension of that answer, draws from...

Marybeth Lima – Adventures of a Louisiana Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species

06/05/2019 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, June 5th 6-7:30PM This candid and humorous chronicle shows how one woman goes from casual observer to obsessive bird nerd as she traverses Louisiana’s avian paradise. In Adventures of a Louisiana Birder, readers follow Marybeth Lima across her adopted state in search of 300 species of birds. Bisected by the Mississippi flyway and home to 400 miles of coast, Louisiana has a variety of habitats, which serve as a beautiful backdrop to this remarkable journey. In birding circles, some...

Martin Walker: The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

06/06/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, June 6th 6-7:30PM An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France’s colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb–Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a corpse at the bottom of a well. When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno’s jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

06/12/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

Ron Swoboda: Here's the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More

06/13/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, June 13th 6-7:30PM In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer.  Ron Swoboda wasn’t the greatest player the Mets ever had, but he made the greatest catch in Met history, saving a game in the 1969 World Series, and his RBI clinched the final game. By Met...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

07/10/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

Kris Lackey: Greasy Bend

07/16/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, July 16th 6-7:30PM In a driving sleet storm, a farmer has discovered a body snagged on cottonwood roots in the Washita River. Johnston County deputy Hannah Bond realizes it's her elderly friend, Alice. Meanwhile, at the Golden Play Casino, robbers posing as armored-car guards kill a local stickball hero and friend of Chickasaw Lighthorse Police detective Bill Maytubby. The trail leads through the quarry-scarred Oklahoma badlands to a remote airstrip and a planeload of drugs and...

Laura Lippman: Lady in the Lake

08/06/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, August 6th 6-7:30PM In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a...

Lisa Howorth: The Summerlings

08/08/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, August 8th 6-7:30PM It's the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII. Behind each door lives a possible spy or Nazi sympathizer, the family of a foreign diplomat, or someone who escaped the conflagration in Europe just in time. But it is also the summer of an inexplicable spider infestation--surely evidence of "insect warfare" by the Russians, thinks our young narrator John, and his best friends,...

Sarah M. Broom in Conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin: The Yellow House

08/28/2019 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, August 28th 6-7:30PM In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant―the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow...

William Kent Kruger: This Tender Land

09/13/2019 - 6:00PM

Friday, September 13th 6-7:30PM 1932: Located on the banks of the Gilead River in Minnesota, Lincoln School is home to hundreds of Native American boys and girls who have been separated from their families. The only two white boys in the school are orphan brothers Odie and Albert who, under the watchful eyes of the cruel superintendent Mrs. Brickman, are often in trouble for misdeeds both real and imagined. The two boys’ best friend is Mose, a mute Native American who is also the strongest...

Todd C. Elliott: The Lowerline

10/27/2019 - 2:00PM

Sunday, October 27th 2-3:30PM A New Orleans ghost story of love and loss unfolds in this modern, Gothic suspense novel. Fox Carruthers returns to the city of New Orleans following suicide of his ex-girlfriend, Elisavet Micelli, the daughter of an organized crime mobster. Fox relocates to New Orleans and moves in to the old apartment where Elisavet lived and died, only to find that the old haunt takes a toll on his psyche. Fox is caught between the two worlds of supernatural love and death....

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