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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...

Colson Whitehead: Ticketed Event at Loyola University - Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall - New Orleans, 6363 Saint Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 - The Nickel Boys

07/24/2019 - 7:00PM

Wednesday, July 24th Ticketed Event @ Loyola University - Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall 7PM Join us as Colson Whitehead discusses his new book Nickel Boys. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Nickel Boys Click here to purchase a ticket. In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of...

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,...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

08/14/2019 - 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.

Margaret McMullan: Where the Angels Lived: A Memoir

08/22/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, August 22nd 6-7:30PM The moment she discovers the existence of Richard, a long-lost relative, at Israel’s Holocaust Museum, Margaret McMullan begins an unexpected journey of revelation and connectivity as she tirelessly researches the history of her ancestors, the Engel de Jánosis. Propelled by a Fulbright cultural exchange that sends her to teach at a Hungarian University, Margaret, her husband and teenage son all eagerly travel to Pécs, the land of her mother’s Jewish lineage....

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...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

09/11/2019 - 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.

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...

Kelli Harding MD, MPH: The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier With the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness

10/03/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, October 3rd 6-7:30PM When Columbia University doctor Kelli Harding began her clinical practice, she never intended to explore the invisible factors behind our health. But then there were the rabbits. In 1978, a seemingly straightforward experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness—in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them—made the...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

10/09/2019 - 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.

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....

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

11/13/2019 - 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.

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