Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Please join us for a signing and reading with David Lummis featuring his recent book, THE COFFEE SHOP CHRONICLES OF NEW ORLEANS - Part 1.
The agnostic, ten-years-sober son of a Baptist minister, B. Sammy
Singleton has an opinion about everything. He also has a guidebook on
New Orleans coffee shops to write. But when his best friend
Catfish—reluctant heir to the Beaucoeur sugarcane fortune—is arrested
for “grave robbing” and then goes missing, events spin out of control.
The outcome is a personal journey into a past Sammy thought he had laid
to rest, an excavation of buried truths about himself and about what the
tragedy-bound Catfish calls the American Holocaust.
Set in the French Quarter and Faubourgs Marigny and Tremé, The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans - Part 1 blends satire, mystery, and historical fiction. The book is narrated and “reviews” local coffee shops including CC’s, Rue de la Course, Café du Monde, Café Rose Nicaud, and Envie, while exploring such themes as the “sacrament” of coffee drinking, living sober, New Orleans’ civil rights history, and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow in America.