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Jo Watson Hackl - Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

“A tale of adventure, full of mystery.”—Robert Beatty, New York Times bestselling author of Serafina and the Black Cloak

“An unforgettable story about a gutsy girl who will steal your heart.”—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

Join us when children's middle-grades book author Jo Watson Hackl returns to Octavia Books to present and sign the new paperback edition of fun novel, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.

 

Lane Moore - HOW TO BE ALONE

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Join us when Lane Moore—former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live—presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book, HOW TO BE ALONE: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't. Lane will appear in conversation with New Orleans-based writer, performer, and radio enthusiast Aura Bishop.

David Shannon - MR. NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

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

Join us for a very special afternoon with the beloved children's author/illustrator David Shannon - creator of the Caldecott Honor- winning NO, DAVID! - presenting his brand new picture book, MR NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER.

David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a shiny new hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away, and he figures that anything resembling a nail—from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant—can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably and theatrically disastrous, until Mr. Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognizes that not everything is a nail.

Tenney Flynn - THE DEEP END OF FLAVOR - tasting, talk, signing

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Tenney Flynn new cookbook, THE DEEP END OF FLAVOR: Recipes and Stories from New Orleans' Premier Seafood Chef.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the fishmonger czar of the Gulf region,” Tenney Flynn of GW Fins restaurant unlocks the mysteries of great seafood cooking in his first book.

“Tenney Flynn’s The Deep End of Flavor goes far beyond the classics that make New Orleans America’s premier seafood city. A clean, modern, comprehensive and delicious approach to all that is seafood!” - Paul Kahan, James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef/restaurateur, author of Cheers to the Publican: Repast and Present

Why There Are Words-New Orleans, Fall 2019

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Join us for the third quarterly reading of the year of the Why There Are Words – New Orleans (WTAW-NOLA). Hear from six featured local writers focusing on a common theme at Octavia Books. Books will be on sale and authors will be signing. A volunterry $10 donation to WTAW-NOLA at the door is suggesd. The program is curated and emceed by Liz Green. Hear from the following featured local writers on the theme of “Memory.”

W. Caleb McDaniel - SWEET TASTE OF LIBERTY

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

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

Join us when historian W. Caleb McDaniel presents and signs his new book, SWEET TASTE OF LIBERTY: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, telling the story of a woman who was born enslaved, freed before the Civil War, kidnapped and re-enslaved, and then freed again by the war. In 1870, she sued the man who had kidnapped and enslaved her in a federal court---and won. A jury awarded her \$2,500 in a rare case of restitution that has relevance to ongoing debates about reparations for slavery. The woman at the center of the book, Henrietta Wood, spent part of her life in slavery in New Orleans, and a major plot turning point is connected to what happened there.

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