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Jeff Duncan - PAYTON AND BREES: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Please join us for a "Covid-Safe" book-signing with sports writer Jeff Duncan featuring his new book, PAYTON AND BREES, a rare, behind the scenes look at the Saints over more than 14 seasons.

You must wear a mask to enter the store.

Octavia Books Bestsellers - Week Ending Octoberr 24, 2020

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

If We Were Electric: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #115) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820358079
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2020

If We Were Electric's twelve stories celebrate New Orleans in all of its beautiful peculiarities: macabre and magical, muddy and exquisite, sensual and spiritual. The stunning debut collection finds its characters in moments of desire and despair, often stuck on the verge of a great metamorphosis, but burdened by some unreasonable love.


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

A rare, behind the scenes look at the Saints over more than 14 seasons

In 2006, Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans as a relatively unknown first time NFL head coach.


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."
  


The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet...its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

A "taut, chiseled and propulsive" (Vogue) new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times)


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

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

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

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


Hello, New Orleans! (Hello!) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781933212630
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Commonwealth Editions - November 30th, 2011

Welcome to New Orleans Follow parent and child pelicans as they take a tour of the Crescent City together. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, along the Mississippi and across Lake Ponchartrain, join the pelicans as they listen to music at Preservation Hall, celebrate Mardi Gras, and eat jambalaya and gumbo. Visit the Audubon Zoo and City Park, ride a St.


The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a “powerful” (The Washington Post) novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.


Matilda Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142410370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!


Accidentally Wes Anderson Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316492737
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Voracious - October 20th, 2020

A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.
 
Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and histo


The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385540551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - September 29th, 2020

From two of America's most revered political journalists comes the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world.


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


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

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick 


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
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS
 


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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Madeline Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780670014071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012

Rediscover Madeline, now available in board book format


The Big Door Prize Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735218482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 8th, 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be.


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 7 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


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.


Here's the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250235664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 11th, 2019

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same time), and what life was like as an Every Man ballplayer.


Dinner at 10:32 Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608011810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Orleans Press - April 20th, 2020

In Dinner At 10:32, Mahyar A. Amouzegar offers a textured examination of the ambiguity of the most intimate human relationships. Near the end of his life, Donte's granddaughter asks him a simple question: What are the true origins of his long love affair with his wife?


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781878424310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amber-Allen Publishing - November 7th, 1997

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.


Is This Anything? Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781982112691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything.


Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
 


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