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THE SECOND COMING - Garth Risk Hallberg in conversation with Gary Sernovitz

Event date: 

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a special evening with Garth Risk Hallberg, bestselling author of CITY OF FIRE, featuring his luminous new novel, THE SECOND COMING, which  plunges deep into the lives of a teenage girl and her father as they navigate love, grief, addiction, resurrection, and the restless of of other people. He will appear in conversation with Gary Sernovitz, author of THE COUNTING HOUSE.


As Nathan Hill says, “reading Garth Risk Hallberg is a constant delightful surprise—you never know what’s coming next: a gorgeous turn of phrase, a perfect pop culture reference, a brilliant new observation, a jaw-dropping plot twist. And all of these gifts are on full display in THE SECOND COMING, a story about a father bound up by his mistakes, a daughter bound up in her silence, and a family in need of saving. It’s a beautiful and daring novel, as inventive as it is breathtaking.”

THE GREAT RIVER - Boyce Upholt in conversation with Nathaniel Rich

Event date: 

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come join us for a special evening with award-winning journalist Boyce Upholt celebrating his new book, THE GREAT RIVER: The Making & Unmaking of the Mississippi. He will appear in conversation with writer Nathaniel Rich.

"The Great River is easily one of the best books ever written about the Mississippi. It brings depth of scholarship to everything from geology to history to current politics, all of it elegantly written."
-John M. Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

 

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