In-Person Event - Andrew Siegrist - We Imagined It Was Rain

The Garden District Book Shop is honored to host Andrew Siegrist for an evening celebrating the release of short story collection We Imagined It Was Rain.

The event will begin at 6:00 PM at The Garden District Book Shop in The Rink and feature a welcome reception followed by a moderated discussion, a Q&A and signing. 

All state-mandated COVID safety protocols will be in place. Masks are required. Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of the event is required for entry.

Tickets are available for $5

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Hailed by ZZ Packer as “a master of tone, detail, and imagery”, Siegrist’s debut collection, We Imagined It Was Rain, is a love song to Tennessee. These loosely connected stories are imbued with tenderness, seriousness, and a deep understanding of the human spirit.

A young man moves to the mountains and builds an heirloom chest in the wake of his son’s death; a town official must make the decision to execute a circus elephant; two siblings help their father commit suicide; a preacher picks up the pieces of his ruined church, and his marriage, after a devastating flood; locals share stories of the girl with eyelashes so long she can braid them. Siegrist demonstrates careful attention to the smallest moments, to the rain on a windowpane, to individual mementos passed down through generations, in this far-reaching and in this far-reaching and thoughtful collection. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130