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Robert Olen Butler - LATE CITY

Event date: 

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Join us virtually for a special evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Bulter presenting his new novel, LATE CITY.

A 115-year-old man lies on his deathbed as the 2016 election results arrive, and revisits his life in this moving story of love, fatherhood, and the American century from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler.

To patricipate you must register now. You will then receive instructions for accessing the Zoom event directly from Eventbrite.

Please show your support by purchasing the book now from Octavia Books at https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9780802158826. Your copy will include a bookplate signed by Robert Olen Butler.

Octavia Books Bestseller List

Check out our Octavia Books bestsellers for the two weeks ended Sunday, September 19, 2021 (including pre-orders):

Harlem Shuffle Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2021

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.


Freedomville: The Story of a 21st-Century Slave Revolt Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781734420746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 7th, 2021

A celebrated revolution brought freedom to a group of enslaved people in northern India. Or did it?


Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER

Beautiful World, Where Are You
is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A Saveur, Washington Post, and Garden & Gun Best Cookbook of the Year
 
Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, and The Splendid Table Best New Cookbook


Long-Listed for The Art of Eating Prize for Best Food Book of 2021

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What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
$22.17
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ISBN: 9780988760318
Published: The Sleepy Animals, LLC - May 1st, 2014

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer.


The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593133408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 17th, 2021

A collection of raucous stories that offer a "vibrant and true mosaic" (The New York Times) of New Orleans, from the critically acclaimed author of We Cast a Shadow


Forget Prayers, Bring Cake: A Single Woman's Guide to Grieving Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781647224196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mandala Publishing - August 17th, 2021

Though at times it may seem impossible, we can heal with help from our friends and community– if we know how to ask.


The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Minotaur Books - August 24th, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
AARP The Magazine – Recommended Summer Reading
CNN – A Most Anticipated Book of August
Bustle – A Most Anticipated Book of August


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel


You’re a coward.


Late City Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802158826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 7th, 2021

A 115-year-old man lies on his deathbed as the 2016 election results arrive, and revisits his life in this moving story of love, fatherhood, and the American century from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler.


The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SELECTION OF THE REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB
A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, BEST BOOK OF SUMMER SELECTED BY * VOGUE * USA TODAY * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * CNN * TOWN & COUNTRY * PARADE * BUSTLE * AND MORE!

A “gripping” (Entertainment Weekly) mystery about a woman who think


Snowball Rainbow: A New Orleans Color Book Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780990409311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - October 1st, 2016

This bright and sturdy board book introduces all the colors (and flavors!) with New Orleans' favorite summer treat. Perfect for any NOLA baby, toddler, or preschooler.


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


A Slow Fire Burning Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735211230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

"A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human." - Lee Child


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020


The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post


Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780770437084
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Crown - June 16th, 2015

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 


Spy School at Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534479432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

In the ninth and latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas.

Thanks to the evidence Ben uncovered in his investigation of the Croatoan, the CIA has tracked his nemesis, Murray Hill, to Central America, where they believe he is boarding the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of


The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.


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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes the highly anticipated Cloud Cuckoo Land.


Project Hail Mary: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593135204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.


Velvet Was the Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey Books - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE - From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a "delicious, twisted treat for lovers of noir"* about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of a missing woman they're both desperate to find.


Whiskey, Women, and War: How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496835093
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: University Press of Mississippi - August 23rd, 2021

Entering World War I in 1917, a burst of patriotism in New Orleans collided with civil liberties. The city, due to its French heritage, shared a strong cultural tie to the Allies, and French speakers from Louisiana provided vital technical assistance to the US military during the war effort.


Matrix Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

"A relentless exhibition of Groff's freakish talent. In just over 250 pages, she gives us a character study to rival Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell ." - USA Today


Things We Lost to the Water: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

A captivating novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. This stunning debut is "vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting … in its intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review).
 


Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496833327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 26th, 2021

In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans's complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre- and post-Civil War. The authors open and close their manuscript with the dramatic removal of the city's Confederate statues.


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and the new novel Malibu Rising, available now!


People We Meet on Vacation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 
A TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON SUMMER READS NOMINEE!


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