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Price Ainsworth: A Minor Fall

Sunday, August 27th

2-3:30PM

Davy Jessie seems to have everything. He’s a young personal injury attorney working at one of Houston’s top law firms. He has won a few cases on his own and has had the opportunity to work closely with the firm’s colorful senior partner, the philandering litigator – Tim Sullivan.

Sullivan lives the life every young attorney dreams of. From traveling on a private jet and dining in some of the world’s finest restaurants to an undeniable gift for effortlessly delivering an elegant turn of phrase, Sullivan is the picture of a man of the world. Jessie has the chance to see his boss up close and marvels at his charmed life. Despite Sullivan’s profound flaws, Jessie is drawn into a high-profile lifestyle that is his for the taking.

Sullivan assigns Jessie a new case involving plaintiffs suing a big oil company in Kentucky. As the two men work together on the case, Jessie is drawn into Sullivan’s flashy lifestyle. One night, Jessie makes a tragic mistake that has life-altering consequences. How will this impact him and the people whom he loves? Can he overcome his emotional and moral paralysis and be accountable for his actions?

This book is available in hardcover ($24.95).

Price Ainsworth discusses and signs his book, A Minor Fall.

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

 

Kathryn K. Fontenot at the Crescent City Farmers Market – The Lousiana Urban Gardener: A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs

Saturday, September 9th

at Crescent City Farmers Market, 750 Carondelet at Julia Street

8:30AM - Noon

Whether your garden consists of large raised beds or a few pots on the patio, Kathryn K. Fontenot’s The Louisiana Urban Gardener offers easy guidelines and useful tools to jump-start and maintain small yet bountiful gardens.

Beginning and sustaining a successful home garden in an urban environment can be a daunting prospect, but Fontenot eliminates the guesswork with tips on testing and preparing soil, guidelines on what to purchase from local garden centers, and basic techniques, schedules, and strategies to produce a thriving crop. From where to plant for the best juicy home-grown tomatoes to how to organically protect against pests to when to grow fragrant oregano and rosemary, this resource offers definitive answers and ensures that novices have all the expertise they need to enjoy Louisiana’s yearTending to pots of young peas, sharing a fresh summer watermelon with friends, or bringing extra beets and kale to coworkers on a winter day are just a few of the rewards of gardening. The Louisiana Urban Gardener gives everyone, from young professionals to retirees, the knowledge they need to enjoy all the pleasures of homegrown food.-round growing climate.

This book is available for $26.95  (hardcover).

Kathryn K. Fontenot signs her book at the Crescent City Farmers Market – 750 Carondelet at Julia Street, The Louisiana Urban Gardener: A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs.

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

 

Ronnie Virgets: Saints and Lesser Souls: The New Orleans Views of Ronnie Virgets

Tuesday, September 12th

6-7:30PM

This is the last in a trilogy of collected essays penned by New Orleans Native Ronnie Virgets. For decades, his work has appeared in print and ridden on radio and television airwaves.

Virgets' awards are numerous. They include an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow nod, two Eclipse honors, and the 2001 Press Club of New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award. His portrait hangs in the New Orleans Fairgrounds racetrack Press Box Hall of Fame, and he reigned as King of the Krewe du Vieux during Carnival 1996.

Readily recognized in New Orleans, Virgets' literary voice is only upstaged by his raspy Yat Dialect. It has served as the calling card of many middle-class characters of the Crescent City, which Virgets calls "the storytelling capital of North America."

This book is available in paperback ($19.95).

Ronnie Virgets discusses and signs his book, Saints and Lesser Souls: The New Orleans Views of Ronnie Virgets.

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

 

Christopher Kelly: America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil.

Tuesday, September 19th

6-7:30PM

 Have you ever wondered why some towns in Texas have French names? Or why there’s a statue of a Shawnee chief at the US Naval Academy? Or what coastal wildlife refuges have to do with American fears of invasion? And what the Olive Oil Riot in Montana was really all about? America Invaded has the answers to these intriguing questions and so many more.

Ever since they first set foot on the North American continent, humans have explored, discovered, established boundaries – and subsequently invaded – all across the territory we now call the United States. In America Invaded, we track some of the many explorations and invasions that founded or destroyed towns, that set and reset state lines, and that shaped the peoples and culture of this nation.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.95). 

Christopher Kelly discusses and signs his book, America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil.

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

Patty Friedmann: An Organized Panic: A Novel

Thursday, September 21st

6-7:30PM

An Organized Panic sets sister against brother, born secular humanist against later-in-life evangelical Christian. The sibling squabble underscores a serious struggle, certainly, but this is another tale told in the darkly humorous Friedmann voice--and set in the New Orleans only a native would know. The manuscript took second place in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition in late 2012.

Ronald Price runs a lucrative business called JesusCleanup. Ronald discovered early on that his New Orleans-based crime-scene cleaning operation made a lot more money after one man on a cleaning crew prayed over a murder site. So his teams began sanctifying scenes as they cleaned them. He has become an ordained minister, and in turn he ordains his crews. Narrator Cesca Price is baffled. She is his older sister, and they grew up in a thoroughly secular household. When other children were learning the facts of life, their mother was sitting them down to tell them in no uncertain terms that “dead is dead.” That concept comes back to haunt her children decades later.

This book is available in paperback ($14.95).

Patty Friedmann discusses and signs her book, An Organized Panic: A Novel.

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

Errol Laborde, Peggy Laborde, and the following contributors: Angus Lind, Sally Asher, and John Magill – New Orleans: The First 300 Years

Thursday, September 28th

6-7:30PM

 

New Orleans: The First 300 Years is a joint venture between public television station WYES and Pelican Publishing Company with the support of the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Twenty-two authors have contributed to 23 topics that explore the city over the last 300 years. “The book was inspired by The Past As Prelude a publication released in 1968 on the occasion of the city’s 250th anniversary and published by Pelican Publishing Company and Tulane University. Distinguished journalist Hodding Carter was the Editor. “Like that book, this publication will cover a range of topics,” says project editor Errol Laborde. “But it will also be visual containing great writing and images.” Book production supervision is by WYES Executive Producer Peggy Scott Laborde.

Errol Labode, Peggy Laborde, and the following contributors: Angus Lind, Sally Asher, and John Magill discuss and sign their book, New Orleans: The First 300 Years.

This book is available in hardcover ($35.00).

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

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