“Lucky Enough: A Year of a Dad’s Daily Notes of Encouragement and Life Lessons to His Daughter” by Chris Yandle, Page Publishing, 214 pages, paperback, $15.95
A new exhibit at the LSU Libraries Special Collections is keying in on Sherlock Holmes, the detective featured in this year's One Book, One Community selection.
NEW ORLEANS — When Nick Mueller walks through the D-Day section of the National WWII Museum, it’s not the wall-sized picture of the German defense structures on Omaha and Utah beaches he wants visitors to see.
A series of free spoken word workshops reflecting on the themes of criminal justice, incarceration and the modern prison system are being held in Lafayette.
"I told myself I didn't know why I was standing on the bank of a tidal stream in rain that was coming down harder by the second. That wasn't true. For me, the rain has always been the conduit between the visible and the unseen worlds …The rain was…
The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana will celebrate Black History Month during the annual Black History Month program at noon Feb. 13.
Award-winning authors Jack Bedell, Jason Berry, Alysson Foti Bourque, Dima Ghawi, C.H. Lawler and Erica Spindler are on tap for the Writers and Readers Symposium to be held Saturday, Feb. 16, in St. Francisville.
Time to make a little room on the old bookshelf. The Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar will be held Thursday through Saturday.
The cover of Julie Murphy’s novel “Dumplin,’” a simple female figure in a red gown with her arms outstretched on a black background, consistently grabbed my eye. But the book never quite made it into my shopping cart.
"Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation" by Joseph N. Abraham, MD; University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press; 304 pages; paperback; $24.95
Editor's Note: "Louisiana Literature" highlights recently published books from area authors.
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will visit Louisiana Dec. 14-15 as the fourth and final state included in her fall tour, “American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities,” according to an announcement from the Louisiana Center for…
The epic story of “I’m Leaving It Up to You,” the Dale & Grace hit that reached No. 1 in 1963, fills nearly 50 pages of S.J. Montalbano’s new book, “I’m Leaving It Up to Me.”
Frank Guidry had always been the right guy for the right job, the fixer who wiped away all evidence. But even a clean crime scene couldn't clear Guidry this time around.
Love of place is a passion as strong as any other. For writer Sheryl St. Germain, love of Louisiana began with a free-range childhood in Kenner, living on Williams Boulevard between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi.
The poster — a man grasping a fistful of strings tethered to books and rising high against a backdrop of the State Capitol — captures the essence of the Louisiana Book Festival.
Many Americans of a certain age have memories of an amusement park at the beach — winning prizes on the midway, drawing close to a sweetheart on a dark ride, feeling a little rocky on a roller coaster, screaming in a haunted house. Those rituals …