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SPEAK, OKINAWA - Elizabeth Miki Brina

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Please join us virtually for a special evening with New Orleans author Elizabeth Miki Brina featuring her debut memoir, SPEAK, OKINAWA, a searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. She will appear in conversation with Randy Bates, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop.

To participate, please purchase a copy of SPEAK, OKINAWA now from Octavia Books at https://www.octaviabooks.com//book/9780525657347. Books will be signed by the author. We will email you instructions for registering for the Zoom event by the day of the program.

 

Octavia Books Bestsellers - Week Ending Saturday, February 20, 2021

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

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Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780917860805
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Historic New Orleans Collections - March 15th, 2021

It is impossible to imagine New Orleans, and by extension American history, without the vibrant and singular Creole culture. In the face of an oppressive white society, members of the Soci t d'Economie et d'Assistance Mutuelle built a community and held it together through the era of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow terrorism.


Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

Washington Post Notable Novel


I Wanna Do That!: The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781733634151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - November 17th, 2020

The move from spectator to participant is a quantum leap. Yet each Mardi Gras in New Orleans, thousands of people make that leap, abandoning inhibition and reveling in the ever-growing creative phenomenon of marching krewes.


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


The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546133
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - February 16th, 2021

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post 

New York Times bestseller | Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988760318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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).


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