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Barry Gifford: The Up-Down

Jan 27 2015 6:00 pm
Jan 27 2015 7:30 pm
Tuesday, January 27th
6-7:30PM
 
A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that’s familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace’s voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable.
 
Barry Gifford discusses and signs his book, The Up-Down.
 
This book is available in hardcover ($23.95). 
 
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

Tom Cooper: The Marauders

Feb 3 2015 6:00 pm
Feb 3 2015 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 3rd

6-7:30PM 

 

When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes.

At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte. His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable characters, ranging from a couple of small time criminal potheads prone to hysterical banter, to the smooth-talking Oil company middleman out to bamboozle his own mother, to some drug smuggling psychopath twins, to a young man estranged from his father since his mother died in Hurricane Katrina. As the story progresses, these characters find themselves on a collision course with each other, and as the tension and action ramp up, it becomes clear that not all of them will survive these events.

Tom Cooper discusses and signs his book, The Marauders. Bill Loehfelm, author of Doing the Devil's Work, will interview with Tom following the reading.

This book is available in hardcover ($26.00).

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

Elisa Segrave: The Girl From Station X

Feb 4 2015 6:00 pm
Feb 4 2015 7:30 pm

Wednesday, February 4th

 

6-7:30PM 

 

"A typical day on the 4 to 12 shift; as I am at present, so that the sheer agony of it may be placed on record for me to look back on. Perhaps one day in the far distant future when this period may be seen like a nightmare and be mercifully semi-observed in oblivion, I shall remember only the glory of my position as the first and only woman on the watch and holding the most responsible position of any woman in the Hut.”  October 12th 1942.

As Anne Segrave approached old age and infirmity, her daughter, Elisa Seagrave was faced with the daunting task of sorting through her mother's belongings. She was aware of several elements of Anne's past, but she was astonished to find evidence of an altogether different life when she uncovered a cache of wartime diaries. Now, on the pages before her, Segrave encountered a young woman who put the world of finishing schools and hunt balls behind her to embark on a journey that took her to Bletchley Park, Bomber Command and, eventually, a newly liberated Germany.

This book is available in paperback ($14.99).

Elisa Segrave discusses and signs her book, The Girl From Station X.

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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