David Lummis - THE COFFEE SHOP CHRONICLES OF NEW ORLEANS

Please join us for a signing and reading with David Lummis featuring his recent book, THE COFFEE SHOP CHRONICLES OF NEW ORLEANS - Part 1.

The agnostic, ten-years-sober son of a Baptist minister, B. Sammy Singleton has an opinion about everything. He also has a guidebook on New Orleans coffee shops to write. But when his best friend Catfish—reluctant heir to the Beaucoeur sugarcane fortune—is arrested for “grave robbing” and then goes missing, events spin out of control. The outcome is a personal journey into a past Sammy thought he had laid to rest, an excavation of buried truths about himself and about what the tragedy-bound Catfish calls the American Holocaust.

Set in the French Quarter and Faubourgs Marigny and Tremé, The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans - Part 1 blends satire, mystery, and historical fiction. The book is narrated and “reviews” local coffee shops including CC’s, Rue de la Course, Café du Monde, Café Rose Nicaud, and Envie, while exploring such themes as the “sacrament” of coffee drinking, living sober, New Orleans’ civil rights history, and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow in America.

 

Click here to listen to Fred Kasten's interview with David Lummis as just broadcast on WWNO's "The Sound of Books."

 

 

Event date: 

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans - Part 1 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780982597309
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: River House Publishing - June 2nd, 2010

The agnostic, ten-years-sober son of a Baptist minister, B. Sammy Singleton has an opinion about everything. A transplant from New York City by way of Paducah, Kentucky, and New Haven, Connecticut, he also has a guidebook to New Orleans coffee shops to write.


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