George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo – Offsite Ticketed Event


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Tuesday, February 20th

7PM @ the New Orleans Advocate 

Join us for an enlightening evening with George Saunders. George will be talking about his recent novel Lincoln in the Bardo and a booksigning will follow.

Each ticket includes a $5.00 coupon good toward any purchase of George Saunders' books the evening of the event.


The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented

Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR • One of Time’s Ten Best Novels of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book

“A luminous feat of generosity and humanism.”—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review

Doors will open at 6:00 PM

Parking: Street parking plus neighborhood parking lots.

For further information contact Garden District Book Shop 504-895-2266

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

Zachary Lazar at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude, New Orleans 70117: Vengeance

Thursday, February 22nd


At Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude

Join us at Cafe Istanbul with Zachary Lazar. Zachary Lazar reads from his book,Vengeance, in conjunction with The Graduates, a performance group of women who were all once members of the drama club at the women's prison in St. Gabriel. Afterward, Zachary and The Graduates will entertain questions and sign books.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Innocence Project New Orleans.

Zachary Lazar’s powerful and important novel was inspired by a passion play, The Life of Jesus Christ, he witnessed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. As someone who writes “fiction, nonfiction, sometimes a hybrid of both,” the narrator of Vengeance, a character much like Lazar himself, tries to accurately view a world he knows is “beyond the limits of my small understanding.” In particular, he tries to unravel the truth behind the supposed crime of an inmate he meets and befriends, Kendrick King, who is serving a life sentence at Angola for murder.

As he attempts to unravel the truth behind the man's supposed crime, he is also confronted with his own past, and re-examines American notions of guilt and penance, racial bias, and the inherent perversity of punitive justice.

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



Thomas Bonner, Jr. and Judith H. Bonner: Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles

Tuesday, February 27th


Newly released by the original publisher with new commentary!

Get lost in the 1920s of New Orleans with caricatures of famous creative individuals who lived in the French Quarter. This curious parody of Miguel Covarrubias' The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans features drawings of prominent characters from famed silver designer William Spratling. It also includes a forward in the style of Sherwood Anderson by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner who originally captioned and arranged the drawings for release. In this updated edition of the classic by the original publisher, William Faulkner and William Spratling's collaboration comes to life with additional commentary by Thomas Bonner Jr. and Judith H. Bonner.

This book is available in hardcover ($30.00).

Thomas Bonner, JR, and Judith H. Bonner discuss and sign their book, Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles.

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

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