Octavia Books Bestsellers - Week Ending May 23, 2020

Have a look at the week's bestsellers at Octavia Books.

The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780807172971
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Published: LSU Press - May 6th, 2020

The West Bank has been a vital part of greater New Orleans since the city's inception, serving as its breadbasket, foundry, shipbuilder, railroad terminal, train manufacturer, and even livestock hub. At one time it was the Gulf South's St. Louis, boasting a diversified industrial sector as well as a riverine, mercantilist, and agricultural economy.


The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2005

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes.com

"Monumental... an authoritative and disturbing morality tale."—Chicago Tribune 


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781338635171
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

Ambition will fuel him.
Competition will drive him.
But power has its price.

 
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games.


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction

A New York Times Bestseller

Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review

Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate


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

NOW A 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).
 


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

Named a Best New Cookbook of Spring 2020 by Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, NPR’s The Splendid Table, Eater, Epicurious, and more

“Sometimes you find a restaurant cookbook that pulls you out of your cooking rut without frustrating you with miles long ingredient lists and tricky techniques. Mosquito Supper Club is one such book.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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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


Conversations with Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451499066
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Published: Hogarth - August 7th, 2018

“[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly
 


Navigate Your Stars Cover Image
By Jesmyn Ward, Gina Triplett (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982131326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.

For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on


Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190846992
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 4th, 2019

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparations


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 6 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


Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller!

Now a Hulu original series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

“I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.” —Jodi Picoult


Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594206016
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Published: Penguin Press - May 19th, 2020

"Engrossing. . . . Gellman [is] a thorough, exacting reporter . . . a marvelous narrator for this particular story, as he nimbly guides us through complex technical arcana and some stubborn ethical questions. . .


The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

Camino Winds Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545938
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Published: Doubleday - April 28th, 2020

“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane—the perfect crime scene.


Rodham: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590917
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Published: Random House - May 19th, 2020

From the New York Times bestselling author of American Wife and Eligible . . . He proposed. She said no. And it changed her life forever.
 


Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520274044
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Published: University of California Press - November 18th, 2013

Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions.


The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press

A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed


The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

"The Glass Hotel may be the perfect novel for your survival bunker."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post


The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE OBSERVER (LONDON) • KIRKUS REVIEWS


The Silent Patient Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250301697
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly


Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982106997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2020

The triumphant New York Times Bestseller * The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick *

Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle

“This is one beautiful book.