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Jeff Duncan - PAYTON AND BREES: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a "Covid-Safe" book-signing with sports writer Jeff Duncan featuring his new book, PAYTON AND BREES, a rare, behind the scenes look at the Saints over more than 14 seasons

You must wear a mask to enter the store.

Octavia Books Bestsellers - Week Ending Octoberr 17, 2020

Here are thIs week's bestsellers at Octavia Books (including pre-orders):

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358126607
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER

“[A] diverse and enlightening book . . .


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780807172971
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: LSU Press - May 6th, 2020

The West Bank has been a vital part of greater New Orleans since the city's inception, serving as its breadbasket, foundry, shipbuilder, railroad terminal, train manufacturer, and even livestock hub. At one time it was the Gulf South's St. Louis, boasting a diversified industrial sector as well as a riverine, mercantilist, and agricultural economy.


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535624
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick 


My Own Words Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501145254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg


Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, #1 Indie Next Pick, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

[A] quirky, big-hearted novel… Wry, wise, and often laugh-ou


The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868930
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
Availability: Backordered
Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow's powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement.


Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316458214
Availability: Backordered
Published: Voracious - October 22nd, 2019

From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency -- and our country.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis


The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780393081084
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award

"The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review


The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780674725904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvard University Press - October 14th, 2013

This is the story of a city that shouldn't exist. In the seventeenth century, what is now America's most beguiling metropolis was nothing more than a swamp: prone to flooding, infested with snakes, battered by hurricanes.


Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674971714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvard University Press - July 7th, 2020

The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions.


The Big Door Prize Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735218482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 8th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be.


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook!


Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture (Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture #11) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780820353555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - August 1st, 2018

In Creole Italian, Justin A. Nystrom explores the influence Sicilian immigrants have had on New Orleans foodways. His culinary journey follows these immigrants from their first impressions on Louisiana food culture in the mid-1830s and along their path until the 1970s.


The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.


Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

This “superbly written true-crime story” (Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story.


The Meaning of Mariah Carey Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250164681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andy Cohen Books - September 29th, 2020

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER. Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series.

A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.


The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As Heard on NPR's This American Life


“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S.


Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642503272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mango Media Inc - August 11th, 2020

The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Disasters

"Anyone who is interested in Hurricane Katrina, and in America's failing infrastructure, will want to read this book told in a fast-paced narrative." --Scott G. Knowles, Drexel University professor and author


Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982111908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that!


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.


In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction Cover Image
By Mary Paumier Jones (Editor), Judith Kitchen (Editor)
$19.83
ISBN: 9780393314922
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 1996

Welcome to the first anthology to identify and celebrate a new nonfiction form: the Short!


There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

“Powerful. . . .  a revelation.” —The New York Times 
 

“With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air
 


The Thing Around Your Neck Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307455918
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Anchor - June 1st, 2010

A dazzling story collection from the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.


Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands. 


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