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Jami Attenberg - ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS - in conversation with Ladee Hubbard

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Join us for a presentation and signing with New Orleans author Jami Attenberg featuring her new novel, ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS, in conversation with author Ladee Hubbard.

From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer

Tina Freeman - LAMENTATIONS

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

Please join us when New Orleans photographer Tina Freeman presents and signs her new book, LAMENTATIONS. Over the past eight years, Freeman has photographed the Louisiana wetlands and Arctic and Antarctic glaciers. In LAMENTATIONS, she pairs images from each place in a series of diptychs that address climate change, ecological balance, and the connectedness of things across time and space.

LAMENTATIONS demonstrates how the rising waters along the coast of Louisiana are both visually and physically connected to the melting glaciers at the poles, despite the separation of vast distances. Freeman's work makes plain the crucial, threatening, and global dialogue between water in two physical states.

Cybèle Gontar - CHASING THE BUTTERFLY MAN: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us for a presentation and signing celebrating the launch of Cybèle Gontar’s new book, CHASING THE BUTTERFLY MAN OF NEW ORLEANS: The Search for a Lost Louisiana Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825, inspired by the tenth anniversary of the landmark publication, FURNISHING LOUISIANA: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. She will appear in conversation with expert furniture restorer Steve Huber.

During the twentieth century, furniture collectors and scholars in New Orleans identified a small group of armoires and named their anonymous craftsman the “Butterfly Man” for his repetitive use of a commonplace butterfly-shaped joint used to reinforce panels.

Dalt Wonk & Simon Blake - LONELY VOYAGERS

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am

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

Come meet Dalt Wonk and Simon Blake when the set up in the bookstore to sign their compelling new book, LONELY VOYAGERS.

Collages are assembled from images taken from “La Nature”, a 19th century French magazine. Simon Blake meticulously dissects the illustrations from this magazine with carbon scissors and surgical scalpels. He then pastes these pieces together to form new, original, imaginative pictures. Dalt Wonk has provided the words that accompany each of the 26 plates bound between the covers of the book.

“Word and image combine seamlessly to bring to life a fantastic world. An alluring journey. A beautiful sense of bewilderment.” — David Gordon Green

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