FILE - This 2012 photo released by Alfred A. Knopf shows author Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate Morrison has a new novel coming next spring. “God Help the Child” will be released April 30, 2015, publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Alfred A. Knopf, File)

Book events


Tuesday, Dec. 9

  • “THIS IS A BOOK FOR PARENTS OF GAY KIDS”: 7 p.m., Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo discuss their resource books for parents. Octavia Books will be on hand for copies. (504) 899-7323.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorJulia Ward Howe and Women’s Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World’s Fair”: noon, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. Author Miki Pfeffer discusses her at the monthly book club meeting. RSVP (504) 658-4117.
  • POETRY READING: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Four poets read from their works: “Ever: Poems 2000-2014” by Ralph Adamo, “Eldest Daughter” by Ava Leavell Haymon, “Carville: Amid Moss and Resurrection Fern” by Gina Ferrar and “All Night It is Morning” by Andy Young. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, Dec. 11

  • “THE WAR OF 1812: Conflict and Deception: The British Attempt to Seize New Orleans and Nullify the Louisiana Purchase”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ronald J. Drez discusses and signs his book providing a deeper understanding of the British objectives. (504) 895-2266.
  • “VISIBLE CITY”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave. Tova Mirvis will sign her novel about couples at life’s crossroads and how they proceed. Octavia Books will be on hand for copies. (504) 899-7323.

Friday, Dec. 12

  • “BOURBON AND BACON”: 6 p.m., Roosevelt New Orleans lobby, 130 Roosevelt Way. Morgan Murphy signs his book about two Southern items used in the recipes. (504) 648-1200.

Saturday, Dec. 13

  • “NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC CREOLE RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Roosevelt New Orleans lobby, 130 Roosevelt Way. Kit Wohl signs her book filled with recipes and information from some of the great New Orleans restaurants. (504) 648-1200.
  • “NEW ORLEANS MEMORIES: One Writer’s City”: 2 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. Carolyn Kolb signs her collection of essays on the city. (504) 569-0405.

Sunday, Dec. 14

  • “LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU”: 5 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Richard Ford discusses and signs his latest entry in the Frank Bascombe world. (504) 895-2266.


  • “THE NEXT ELVIS: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records”: 2 p.m., Louisiana Music Factor, 421 Frenchman St. Sun Records exec Barbara Barnes Sims signs her book about the hit-making studio. (504) 586-1094.
  • “NEW ORLEANS HOMES AT CHRISTMAS”: 5 p.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Bonnie Warren signs her book about holiday décor in the Crescent City. (504) 488-5488.


Tuesday, Dec. 9

  • “MAGIC IN A SHAKER”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library 4747 Napoleon Ave. Marvin Allen discusses his book, plus Prohibition and Christmas cocktails. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, Dec. 11

  • “RESCUED BY A KISS”: 6 p.m., NOLA Made kiosk, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Colleen Mooney signs her book about a stranger’s kiss at a Mardi Gras parade and where it leads. (504) 897-6110.

Saturday, Dec. 13

  • “ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Author Morgan Molthrop is on hand to sign his book about Jackson’s strategies. (504) 455-4929.
  • “THE CLARKE WILLIAMS STORY”: 3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Leo Honeycutt discusses the story of how one man’s belief in the Golden Rule transformed a small telephone company into CenturyLink. (504) 455-4929.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • “DOLLBABY”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Laura Lane McNeal discusses and signs her big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans — a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets. (504) 455-4929.
  • “PHIL AND HIS FABULOUS FEATHERS”: 4 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Frank Blazek reads and signs his book about differences and their importance. (504) 455-4929.


Saturday, Dec. 13

  • “NEW ORLEANS RADIO”: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Centre @ Westbank, 1601B Westbank Expressway, Harvey. Dominic Massa signs his book about the history of radio in the Crescent City. (504) 263-1146.


Saturday, Dec. 13

  • “A LITTLE GIRL NAMED DESTINY WHO LOVES TO PRAY” AND “WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Bren Daniels will sign copies of her children’s books. (985) 626-8884.