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Anne Rice - Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

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Yes, we  have signed copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.  However, Anne will not be in New Orleans, so there is no book personalization possible - signature only.  

Signed books cannot be ordered on the website.   You must either, email (gdkrewe@aol.com) or call (504.895.2266).

The retail price of the book is $28.95.

 
Book Events 

Tim Gautreaux: Signals: New and Selected Stories

Tuesday, January 24th

6-7:30PM

After the stunning historical novels, The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in his beloved Louisiana, many hard by or on the Mississippi River, others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities. A remarkable cast of characters, primarily of the working class, proud and knowledgeable about the natural or mechanical world. Their lives marked by a prized stereo or a magical sewing machine retrieved from a locked safe, boats and card games and casinos, grandparents and grandchildren and those in between. Their experiences leading them to the ridiculous or the scarifying or the sublime; most of them striving for what's right and good, others tearing off in the opposite direction.

This book is available in hardcover ($26.95).

Tim Gautreaux discusses and signs his book, Signals: New and Selected Stories.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

Join us for the discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

The Girl on the Train Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

Lisa Carey: The Stolen Child

Thursday, February 9th

6-7:30PM

May 1959. From one side of St. Brigid’s Island, the mountains of Connemara can be glimpsed on the distant mainland; from the other, the Atlantic stretches as far as the eye can see. This remote settlement, without electricity or even a harbor, has scarcely altered since its namesake saint set up a convent of stone huts centuries ago. Those who live there, including sisters Rose and Emer, are hardy and resourceful, dependent on the sea and each other for survival. Despite the island’s natural beauty, it is a place that people move away from, not to—until an outspoken American, also named Brigid, arrives to claim her late uncle’s cottage.

Brigid has come for more than an inheritance. She’s seeking a secret holy well that’s rumored to grant miracles. Emer, as scarred and wary as Rose is friendly and beautiful, has good reason to believe in inexplicable powers. Despite her own strange abilities—or perhaps because of them—Emer fears that she won’t be able to save her young son, Niall, from a growing threat. Yet Brigid has a gift too, even more remarkable than Emer’s. As months pass and Brigid carves out a place on the island and in the sisters’ lives, a complicated web of betrayal, fear, and desire culminates in one shocking night that will change the island, and its inhabitants, forever.

This book is available in paperback ($15.99).

Join us with Lisa Carey in conversation with Tom Piazza (another McDowell Fellow). Afterward, Lisa signs her book, The Stolen Child.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Brian Costello: Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras From the French Quarter to the Red River

Sunday, February 12th

2-3:30PM

From the revelers on horseback in Eunice and Mamou to the miles-long New Orleans parade routes lined with eager spectators shouting Throw me something, mister!, no other Louisiana tradition celebrates the Pelican State's cultural heritage quite like Mardi Gras. In Carnival in Louisiana, Brian J. Costello offers Mardi Gras fans an insider's look at the customs associated with this popular holiday and travels across the state to explore each area's festivities.

Costello brings together the stories behind the tradition, gleaned from his research and personal involvement in Carnival. His fascinating tour of the season's parades, balls, courirs, and other events held throughout Louisiana go beyond the well-known locales for Mardi Gras. Exploring the diverse cultural roots of state-wide celebrations, Costello includes festivities in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Roads, and Shreveport. From venerable floats to satirical parades, exclusive events to spontaneous street parties, Carnival in Louisiana is an indispensable guide for Mardi Gras attendees, both veteran Krewe members seeking to expand their horizons and first-time tourists hoping to experience of all sides of Louisiana's favorite season.

Brian Costello discusses and signs his book, Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras From the French Quarter to the Red River.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

Sergio Poroger: Cold Hot: A Visual Journey

Tuesday, February 21st

6-7:30PM

Cold Hot is a photo book about the musical influences throughout the Southeastern US. The musicality and culture of the southern United States are impressive, it thrills. The South is a region that oozes history, mysticism with beautiful scenery. To capture the images, Cold & Hot covered more than 2000 miles of musical routes and there is nothing more American than taking a road trip - to travel by road where the discoveries along the way are more important than the final destination. Cold & Hot hit the road and came across an United States that is sometimes humble and abandoned, sometimes modern with its museums and modern cultural centers, but always charming. In just over 17 days, the photographer Sergio Poroger felt touched by the stories of the local people who are very fond of talking and singing, and to refer to chords from different musical genres such as jazz, blues, soul, gospel and rock.

Along the way, besides music, flavors and different landscapes changes the tone of the trip at every turn. Organized by Eder Chiodetto, graphic design by Manuela Port and produced by Patricia Bueloni, Cold & Hot has 120 pages and brings 66 pictures of ten different US cities — Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Clarksdale, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Houston ---- carefully researched for over 18 months and photographed extensively.

This book is available in hardcover ($50.00)

Sergio Poroger discusses and signs his book, Cold Hot: A Visual Journey.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Jenny Lawson: You Are Here: An Owners Manual for Dangerous Minds and Furiously Happy

Friday, March 10th

6-7:30PM

A new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson, destined to be a classic—part therapy, part best friend, part humor, part coloring book.

When Jenny Lawson is anxious, one of the things she does is to draw. Elaborate doodles, beautiful illustrations, often with captions that she posts online. At her signings, fans show up with printouts of these drawings for Jenny to autograph. And inevitably they ask her when will she publish a whole book of them. That moment has arrived.

You Are Here is something only Jenny could create. A combination of inspiration, therapy, coloring, humor, and advice, this book is filled with Jenny’s amazingly intricate illustrations, all on perforated pages that can be easily torn out, hung up, and shared. Drawing on the tenets of art therapy—which you can do while hiding in the pillow fort under your bed—You Are Here is ready to be made entirely your own.

Some of the material is dark, some is light; some is silly and profane and irreverent. Gathered together, this is life, happening right now, all around, in its messy glory, as only Jenny Lawson could show us.

Celebrate Jenny Lawson's new book, You Are Here: An Owners Manual for Dangerous Minds and the paperback release of Furiously Happy. She will be signing books afterward.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

C. S. Harris: Where the Dead Lie

Tuesday, April 4th

6-7:30PM

London, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is no stranger to the dark side of the city, but he s never seen anything like this: the brutalized body of a fifteen-year-old boy dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory.

One of London's many homeless children, Benji Thatcher was abducted and tortured before his murder and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian refuses to let this killer go unpunished.

Uncovering a disturbing pattern of missing children, Sebastian is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable. And though dark, powerful forces are moving against him, Sebastian will risk his reputation and his life to keep more innocents from harm...

This book is available in hardcover ($26.00).

C. S. Harris signs her book, Where the Dead Lie (#12 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

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