• ew Orleans area Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Monday, March 16

  • “THE JAGUAR STONES, BOOK FOUR — THE LOST CITY”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Jon and Pamela Voelkel present and sign the latest book in their adventure series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, March 17

  • “MY SUNSHINE AWAY” AND “WHERE ALL LIGHT TENDS TO GO”: 6:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. M.O. Walsh and David Joy, respectively, sign and discuss their books about a Baton Rouge summer of adolescence, love and crime; and a story of a young man seeking redemption. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, March 18

  • “THE OTHER JOSEPH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Skip Horack signs his novel about a Louisiana man’s search for his late brother’s legacy. (504) 895-2266.

“DESIRE & DISASTER IN NEW ORLEans — tourism, race and historical memory”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Lynnell L. Thomas highlights ways popular culture and public policy converge to create a mythology of racial harmony that masks a long history of inequality. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, March 21

  • “MEDITATION IS AN OPEN SKY — MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Whitney Stewart will read and sign her book. (504) 866-4916. www. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Sunday, March 22

  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Barri Bronston launches her book of 30 tours exploring historic neighborhoods, waterfront districts, culinary and music corridors and recreational wonderlands. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “BLUE STEEL CRUCIFIX”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Former federal prosecutor Sal Perricone reads and signs his book about a young Native American lawyer, corrupt politicians and law-enforcement officials, the mob and murder in New Orleans. (504) 895-2266.
  • “DRUNK ON SALT” AND “THE LAND BARON’S SON”: 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St. Poets James Nolan and Genaro Ky Ly Smith read and sign their new collections. (504) 866-9359.

Monday, March 23

  • “BAND OF ANGELS — THE FORGOTTEN WORLD OF EARLY CHRISTIAN WOMEN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kate Cooper reveals the engaging stories of unfamiliar women in their reshaping of the Christian religion and their role it its viral growth. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, March 24

  • “FOLLIES OF GOD — TENNESSEE WILLIAMS AND THE WOMEN OF THE FOG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John Grissom discusses and signs his book. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, March 25

  • “WHAT STANDS IN A STORM — THREE DAYS IN THE WORST SUPERSTORM TO HIT THE SOUTH’S TORNADO ALLEY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kim Cross signs and discusses her book about the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated Alabama and 20 other states. (504) 895-2266.

Saturday, March 28

  • “SNOWBALLS FOR ALL” AND “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Alexander McConduit and Melissa Wallace will sign and discuss their children’s books in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916.

Thursday, March 26

  • “SUNDAY PASTA”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Edwin Garrubbo signs, reads and offers tastings from his new cookbook featuring a year of weekly pasta recipes. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 16

  • “SOIL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s life that slowly crumbles with the death of a tourist on his farm. (504) 895-2266.

Sunday, April 19

  • “CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266.

Thursday, April 23

  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, March 17

  • “THE ICE GARDEN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Moira Crone discusses her book about small-town life in the South during the 1960s. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, March 19

  • “ROYAL AND ST. LOUIS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Renee Austell discusses her book about corporate mayhem and murder. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, March 26

  • “TAI CHI AMERICAN STYLE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Terry Rappold discusses his simple guide to healthy living for those leading busy, fast-paced lives. (504) 889-8143.

Saturday, March 28

  • “SOCK SPOT”: 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Neil William Pierson read and sign his book about lost socks and teaches children to pick up after themselves. (504) 455-4929.

Wednesday, April 1

  • “TEMPESTA’S DREAM”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Chip Lococo discusses his work about a young singer’s quest for opera stardom and love. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, April 9

  • “NEW ORLEANS BOOM AND BLACKOUT”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Brian W. Boyles discusses his book about the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. (504) 889-8143.

Wednesday, April 15

  • “RUSSELL LONG — A LIFE IN POLITICS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. UL-Lafayette professor Michael Martin discusses his book about the former U.S. senator. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, April 21

  • “DELTA JEWELS — IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S WISDOM”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor Alysia Burton Steele combines photos and narrative of more than 50 female church elders in Mississippi. (504) 455-4929.

Thursday, April 23

  • “THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Gary L. Stewart discusses his book about his decadelong hunt for his birth father, finding out the man was the infamous Zodiac Killer. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, March 28

  • “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. Melissa Wallace will sign her children’s coloring book. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, April 11

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about Wings while the group was working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. (985) 626-8884.