Book Club

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 Science Fiction Book Club - The Golem and the Jinni - May 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

The Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club will be discussing Helene Wecker's popular book, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI.  You are alway invited - but we especially hope you will read the book and join the discussion as part of our Independent Bookstore Day celebration. There will be coffee and Rebecca's famous carrot cake chip cookies, brownies and a blueberry coffee cake.

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE ANDROID'S DREAM (March 2015)

Event date: 

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

The Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club will be discussing John Scalzi's THE ANDROID's DREAM.  We hope you will be able to join us.
 

"Gripping and surpassingly original. It's Starship Troopers without the lectures. It's The Forever War with better sex. It's funny, it's sad, and it's true." --Cory Doctorow on Old Man's War

Mike Tidwell - BAYOU FAREWELL - 11th Anniversary

Event date: 

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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“Stunning, beautifully written, the best book on Louisiana I have ever read. Tidwell has captured the soul and heart of the Cajun people.” –James Lee Burke

Bayou Farewell

In partnership with the Gulf Restoration Network, we'll welcome Mike Tidewell when he returns to Octavia Books on Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:00 P.M. to mark the eleventh anniversary of BAYOU FAREWELL: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast and to reflect on the current state of our coast.

The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and beautiful as the terrain itself.  As award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou, he introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp fisherman, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history that makes it unlike any other place in the world. But seeing the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, and whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, Tidwell also explains why each introduction may be a farewell—as the storied Louisiana coast steadily erodes into the Gulf of Mexico.

Part travelogue, part environmental exposé, BAYOU FAREWELL is the richly evocative chronicle of the author's travels through a world that is vanishing before our eyes.

"This is a remarkable work, one that should be read by every Louisiana resident and read twice by members of Congress and the state Legislature." –Ron Thibodeaux, from 2003 review in The Times-Picayune 

 

Mike Tidwell

Mike Tidwell is founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming. His most recent book, focusing on Katrina and global warming, is titled The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities. His documentary film, We Are All Smith Islanders, vividly depicts the dangers of global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. Tidwell has been featured in numerous national media outlets including NBC’s Meet the Press, NPR, the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Politico, and the Washington Post. In 2003, Tidwell received the Audubon Naturalist Society’s prestigious Conservation Award. Two years later he received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. A long-time resident of Maryland, Tidwell lives in Takoma Park with his wife Beth and son Sasha.

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