Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, March 1

  • “A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE — A HURRICANE KATRINA RESCUE STORY”: 11 a.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Suzanne Lewis launches her book about a South African penguin from the Aquarium of the Americas and her travails following the storm. (504) 899-7323.

Monday, March 2

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 Broad St. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about the recording sessions of the rock group Wings while they were working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. Octavia Books will sell copies. (504) 596-2660.

Tuesday, March 3

  • “TALK THAT MUSIC TALK”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. UNO professor Rachel Breunlin and Ranger Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes discuss and sign their book about the preservation of jazz. (504) 899-7323.
  • “WHO BURIES THE DEAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. C.S. Harris reads and signs his British murder mystery set in the early 1800s. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, March 4

  • “LEMONADE FARM”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Cayouette discusses and signs her book about a Maryland farm in the late 1970s. (504) 895-2266.
  • READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 7 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave. Local authors Dawn Chartier, Erica Spindler, Deborah Burst and Alys Arden will discuss their books in a salon-type atmosphere. Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop coordinates. (504) 598-5536.

Thursday, March 5

  • “FUN, FUNKY AND FABULOUS — NEW ORLEANS’ CASUAL RESTAURANT RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Writer Jyl Benson and photographer Sam Hanna are on hand to sign and discuss their book about dining and cooking in the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323.

Wednesday, March 11

  • “THE IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Laura D. Kelley signs and discusses her novel about the Irish immigrants in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916.

Friday, March 13

  • “I LEFT IT ON THE MOUNTAIN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kevin Sessums signs his memoir about his life as a writer and his spiritual redemption found while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. (504) 895-2266.

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.

Sunday, March 22

  • “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.

Tuesday, March 24

  • FOLLIES OF GOD — TENNESSE WILLIAMS AND THE WOMEN OF THE FOG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John Grissom discusses and signs his book about his dealings with Williams and those close to him. (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, 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 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 proper choices that affect women’s lives. (504) 895-2266.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, March 3

  • “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW ORLEANS — UNFATHOMABLE CITY”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Rebecca Snedeker discusses her reinvention of the traditional atlas based on the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, March 10

  • “IRISH IN NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Historian Laura D. Kelley talks about her book and the Irish experience in New Orleans. (504) 889-81432.

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 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.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, March 28

  • “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 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 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about the recording sessions of the rock group Wings while they were working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. (985) 626-8884.