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Wilton Barnhardt: Lookaway, Lookaway

Jul 12 2014 1:00 pm
Jul 12 2014 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 12th

1-3PM 

Steely and formidable, Jerene Jarvis Johnston sits near the apex of society in contemporary Charlotte, North Carolina, where old Southern money and older family skeletons meet the new wealth of bankers, land speculators, and social climbers. Jerene and her Civil War reenactor husband, Duke, have four adult children—sexually reckless real estate broker Annie; earnest minister Bo; gay-but-don’t-tell-anyone Joshua; and naive, impressionable college freshman Jerilyn. Jerene’s brother, Gaston, is an infamously dissolute novelist and gossip who knows her secrets and Duke’s; while her sister, Dillard, is a reclusive prisoner of her own unfortunate choices. When a scandal threatens the Johnston family’s status and dwindling finances, Jerene swings into action...and she will stop at nothing to keep what she has and preserve her legacy. Wilton Barnhardt's Lookaway, Lookaway is a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart on the edge of the old South and the new, and an unforgettable woman striving to hold it together.

Wilton Barnhardt, author of Lookaway, Lookaway in conversation with Nathaniel Rich, author of Odds Against Tomorrow.

This book is available in paper back ($16.00).

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

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States

Patti Callahan Henry: The Stories We Tell

Jul 15 2014 6:00 pm
Jul 15 2014 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 15th

6-7:30PM 

 

Eve and Teddy Morrison are Savannah’s power couple. They’re on every artistic board and involved deeply in the community. And they have the wealth and name that comes from being part of an old Savannah family. But things aren’t as good as they look. Eve and Teddy are fighting about her work, their marriage, and their daughter most of all. Teenaged Gwen is rebelling and Teddy is blaming this on Eve’s preoccupation with work. The Morrison marriage is taut with tension, but when Teddy is involved in a car accident with Eve’s sister, Willa, the questions surrounding the event bring the family close to breaking point. Sifting between the stories, Eve has to find out what really happened—and just who she believes.

Patti Callahan Henry discusses and signs her book, The Stories We Tell.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.99).

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

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States

Josh Weil: The Great Glass Sea

Jul 22 2014 6:00 pm
Jul 22 2014 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, July 22nd

6-7:30PM 

 

From celebrated storyteller Josh Weil comes a sui generis epic swathed in all the magic of Russian folklore and set against the dystopian backdrop of an all too real alternate present.

Twins Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. Living on their uncle’s farm after the death of their father, the boys once spent their days helping farmers in fields, their nights spellbound by their uncle’s tales. Years later, they labor together at the Oranzheria, a sea of glass erected over acres of cropland and lit by space mirrors that ensnare the denizens of Petroplavilsk in perpetual daylight. Now the twins have only work in common—stalwart Yarik married with children, oppressed by the burden of responsibility; dreamer Dima living alone with his mother, wistfully planning the brothers’ return to their uncle’s land.

But an encounter with the Oranzerhia’s billionaire owner changes their lives forever and soon both men find themselves poster boys for opposing ideologies that threaten to destroy not only the lives of those they love but the love that has bonded them since birth.

A breathtakingly ambitious novel of love, loss, and light, set amid a bold vision of an alternative present-day Russia.

Josh Weil discusses and signs his book, The Great Glass Sea.

This book is available in hard cover ($27.00).

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

 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States
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