Octavia Books Book Club

Octavia Books Book Club - LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY (August 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

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

The Octavia Books Club meets every third Saturday of the month at 10:30 (book clubbers get a 10% discount when they purchase the book selections through Octavia). Everyone is welcome! For August, the club is discussing LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY.

Octavia Books Book Club - THE SPACE BETWEEN US (July 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

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

The Space Between Us

The Octavia Books Book Club is discussing THE SPACE BETWEEN by Thrity Umrigar. We invite you to come join the conversation. We meet at 10:30 on the third Saturday of each month (except December). (Book clubbers get 10% off the club selections.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE CARBON DIARIES (July 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

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

The Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club is discussing THE CARBON DIARIES by Arthor Herzog. We hope you will come join the conversation. We meet at 10:30 on the second Saturday of each month. (Book clubbers receive a 10% discount on book club books!)

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the year 2015, global warming has begun to ravage the environment. In response, the UK becomes the first country to mandate carbon rationing--a well-intentioned plan that goes tragically awry. One girl attempts to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm, and tells her story through diary entries.

Octavia Books Book Club - THE ALCHEMIST (February 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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The Alchemist

Did you make a resolution to read more? How about joining a book club? The Octavia Books Book Club is meeting on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:30 for a discussion of THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coehlo. Book clubs receive 10% off the cover price of books when they purchase them through our store.

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries. 

Octavia Books Book Club - HEART OF DARKNESS (January 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:30pm

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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Heart of Darkness

The Octavia Books Book Club will gather on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:30 A.M., to discuss Conrad's classic HEART of DARKNESS. Newcomers are welcome, and when you purchase the book through us, you receive a 10% discount. This book club meets the third Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted.

Octavia Books Book Club - THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS (November 2014)

Event date: 

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:30am

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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 The Natural Order of Things

Booklovers welcome! On Saturday, November 15, 10:30 A.M., the Octavia Books Book Club will gather to discuss Kevin P. Keating's THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS. Book club members get a 10% in-store discount!

From a startling new voice in American fiction comes a dark, powerful novel about a tragic city and its inhabitants over the course of one Halloween weekend.

Set in a decaying Midwestern urban landscape, with its goings-on and entire atmosphere dominated and charged by one Jesuit prep school and its students, parents, faculty, and alumni, THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS is a window into the human condition. From the opening chapter and its story of the doomed quarterback, Frank McSweeney, aka The Minotaur, for whom prayers prove not enough, to the end, wherein the school's former headmaster is betrayed by his peers in the worst way possible, we see people and their oddness and ambitions laid out bare before us.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Ohio, Kevin P. Keating became a professor of English and began teaching at Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, Lorain County Community College, and Lakeland Community College. His essays and stories have appeared in over fifty literary journals, including The Blue Lake Review, The Fifth Street Review, The Mad Hatter's Review, The Avatar Review, The North Coast Review, The Licking River Review, The Red Rock Review, Whiskey Island, Juked, Inertia, Identity Theory, Exquisite Corpse, Wordriver, and many others. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

Octavia Books Book Club - THE CIRCLE (October 2014)

Event date: 

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:30am

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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 The Circle

Stimulating conversation on a Saturday morning? Check.

Meet up with the Octavia Books Book Club to discuss THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers on Saturday, October 18, 10:30 A.M.

A New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of 2013, and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, THE CIRCLE is the wild, terrifying story of a young tech employee’s descent into a digital apocalypse that bears close resemblance to our own present—a prescient and far-seeing warning from one of the most important writers of our time.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney’s publishes VOICE of WITNESS, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, among other locations. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family.

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