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Ijeoma Oluo in conversation with Daniel José Older - MEDIOCRE: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

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Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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ONLINE

Please join us December 10 at 7:00 p.m. CST virtually for a very special evening when New York Times best-selling authors Ijeoma Oluo and Daniel José Older discuss their works and celebrate the launch of Oluo’s new book, MEDIOCRE: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America.

To participate, you must register here. Each paid registration admits one person to the online event and includes a choice one copy of Ijeoma's MEDIOCRE (the first 200 purchased will include signed bookplates) or Older's THE BOOK OF LOST SAINTS. Deluxe registration includes a copy of both titles.

Octavia Books Bestsellers - Week Ending November 28, 2020

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

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 


The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984856227
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 8th, 2020

100+ beloved recipes proving that Southern baking is American baking—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of the New Orleans bakery Willa Jean.
 


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

Named a Best New Cookbook by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Eater, Epicurious, and more

“Sometimes you find a restaurant cookbook that pulls you out of your cooking rut without frustrating you with miles long ingredient lists and tricky techniques. Mosquito Supper Club is one such book. . . .


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected by the author himself, and including a new essay

For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside.


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

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

TIME MAGAZINE'S #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR

A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick 


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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The Sazerac Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807171660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - September 16th, 2020

The Sazerac ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but where did the classic New Orleans cocktail originate?


Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419714658
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award Winner
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high.


This Is Your Time Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593378526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.


The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780807172971
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


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


Greenlights Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593139134
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Crown - October 20th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 


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

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

#1 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick - October 2020

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine


Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316458214
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
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.


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780988760318
Availability: Hard to Find
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 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.


The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419748684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - October 27th, 2020

An instant #1 USA TodayWall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! 

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

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A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance #3) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385545969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - October 13th, 2020

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful."
  


Ready Player Two: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781524761332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - November 24th, 2020

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY?


Payton and Brees: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History Cover Image
By Jeff Duncan, Steve Gleason (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781629377698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triumph Books - October 13th, 2020

“Perfect for football fans of all stripes, this dual-focus portrait celebrates the winning power of strong bonds between coach and player.” —Publishers Weekly 

A rare, behind the scenes  look at the New Orleans Saints over more than 14 seasons 
 
In 2006, Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans as a relativel


Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin' and The Best Cook in the World, a collection of his irresistible columns from Southern Living and Garden & Gun


When I Was an Alligator Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781946160669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Louisiana - October 1st, 2020

The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of t


Local Spirit: Neighborhood Bars of Orleans Parish Cover Image
$69.99
ISBN: 9780978845032
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ken Murphy Publishing - January 13th, 2019

4 years in the making, this is an unprecedented look at more that 120 bars inside and outside, literally, of Orleans Parish. The book is the brain child of my good friend and book designer Rick Dobbs.


New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX: Carrollton Cover Image
$59.95
ISBN: 9780807174210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - December 2nd, 2020

An essential reference guide to one of New Orleans's most iconic Uptown neighborhoods, New Orleans Architecture: Volume IX documents the remarkable architectural history of the former city of Carrollton, once the seat of Jefferson Parish and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062935670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - August 25th, 2020

“This masterpiece of dogged and loving reporting will astonish you and touch your heart. The struggles and quest for redemption of football star Jackie Wallace make for a fall-from-grace tale that’s both unsettling and uplifting.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci


5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Rich Deas (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250266477
Availability: Backordered
Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 27th, 2020

Host of NBC's The Tonight Show and three-time #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jimmy Fallon returns with this sweet and spirited Christmas picture book.

Just 5 more sleeps 'til Christmas!

Can you believe it's here?
I know that Santa's coming soon
'cause I've been good all year.


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
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).


Home Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486808
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self.


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