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Carol McMichael Reese - A. Hays Town and the Architectural Image of Louisiana

Event date: 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a presentation and signing with Professor Carol McMichael Reese, author of A. Hays Town and the Architectural Image of Louisiana. Featuring color photography by Philip Gould and Town’s own architectural drawings, the book traces the evolution of the architect’s career, including his work on the Historic American Building Survey, his award-winning Modernist designs, and his later houses that came to define Louisiana’s residential architecture. This work accompanies an exhibition that originated at the Hilliard Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018. (The Town exhibition has since traveled to other venues.)

Octavia Books Bestseller List

Check out our Octavia Books bestsellers for the 3 weeks ended November 28, 2022 (including pre-orders):

The Sugar King: Leon Godchaux: A New Orleans Legend, His Creole Slave, and His Jewish Roots By Peter M Wolf Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781669829317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bayou Editions - November 1st, 2022

Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em from the Award-Winning Bar By Neal Bodenheimer, Emily Timberlake, Denny Culbert (By (photographer)) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419758522
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams - October 25th, 2022

From the foremost figure on the New Orleans' drinking scene and the owner of renowned bar Cure, a cocktail book that celebrates the vibrant city

New Orleans is known for its spirit(s)-driven festivities.


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

This compelling #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives.

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an


Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn Your Passion Into Profit By Candace Nelson Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781400231508
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins Leadership - November 8th, 2022

LEARN THE RECIPE FOR STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS


Resisting Racism and Promoting Equity Through Community-Engaged Social Action: Challenging the Big Lies By Luis Mirón, Paul Green Cover Image
$48.95
ISBN: 9781032133614
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Routledge - October 19th, 2022

This book challenges pre-service and in-service educators to reflect critically on their assumptions and engage in praxis promoting racial and social equity.


Swann's War By Michael Oren Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781950539604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dzanc Books - October 25th, 2022

A thrilling literary fiction whodunit for fans of Delia Owens and Jacqueline Winspear


The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction


The Baby-Changing Station By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316459327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller teams up again with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a laugh-out-loud rhyming story about an older sibling who gets an opportunity to trade his younger brother for cool stuff when he finds a magical baby changing station.

Before Joe rolled in / I was the ten-year-old King / of all I surveyed /


Five Laterals and a Trombone: Cal, Stanford, and the Wildest Finish in College Football History By Tyler Bridges Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781637271155
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triumph Books - November 1st, 2022

The wildest finish ever to a college football game occurred when five laterals on the final kickoff ended with a sprint through the opposing team’s marching band—prematurely in celebration on the field—for the winning touchdown.


Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17) By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419762949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 25th, 2022

In Diper Överlöde, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks.

When he decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick’s band, Löded Diper, Greg doesn’t realize what he’s getting into.


Foster By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

An international bestseller and one of The Times' "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the USIt is a hot summer in rural Ireland.


Night By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by), Elie Wiesel (Preface by) Cover Image
By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by), Elie Wiesel (Preface by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780374500016
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hill and Wang - January 16th, 2006

A new translation from the French by Marion Wiesel. Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.


The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller By John Grisham Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385548922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - October 18th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two families. One courtroom showdown. • John Grisham’s most gripping thriller yet. • “A legal literary legend.” —USA Today
 


And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle By Jon Meacham Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780553393965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Jon Meacham chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America.


The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children's Lives, and Where We Go Now By Anya Kamenetz Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781541700987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - August 23rd, 2022

An NPR education reporter shows how the pandemic disrupted children’s lives—and how our country has nearly always failed to put our children first

The onset of COVID broke a 150-year social contract between America and its children.


Our Missing Hearts: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593492543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2022 A TIME Magazine Best Book of 2022 • One of The Washington Post's Best Books of 2022 A Reese's Book Club Pick


The Sour Grape (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063045415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - November 1st, 2022

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Don’t miss the sixth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series that’s ripe with humor from Jory John and Pete Oswald!


Green Is for Christmas By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593353387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - October 18th, 2022

In this Christmas story starring the crayons from the #1 New York Times bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit, Green Crayon is certain that he is the only Christmas color in the box. Of course, Red, White, Silver and even Tan have something to say about that...


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

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in U.S.


Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Newsweek, Bookpage, Kirkus • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a


Cajun Night Before Christmas 50th Anniversary Edition By Trosclair, James Rice Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781455627141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 24th, 2022

Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth.
--New York Times Book Review


Lost in the Game: A Book about Basketball By Thomas Beller Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781478018834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - November 8th, 2022

For players, coaches, writers, and fans, basketball is a science and an art, a religious sacrament, a source of entertainment, and a way of interacting with the world. In Lost in the Game Thomas Beller entwines these threads with his lifetime's experience as a player and journalist, roaming NBA locker rooms and city parks as a basketball flaneur in search of the meaning of the modern game.


The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams By Stacy Schiff Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316441117
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 25th, 2022

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

"A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important.” —Ron Chernow
 
"A beautifully crafted, invaluable biography…Schiff ing


The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human By Siddhartha Mukherjee Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781982117351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 25th, 2022

A New York Times Notable Book of 2022 and Goodreads Choice Awards 2022 Finalist!

From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, a #1 New York Times bestseller, comes his most spectacular book yet, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells.


A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids and M Train, featuring more than 365 images and reflections that chart Smith’s singular aesthetic—inspired by her wildly popular Instagram.


The Crayons' Christmas By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525515746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 15th, 2019

Celebrate the holidays with the Crayons in this festive story from #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This special book has letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree!


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