Here are thIs week's bestsellers at Octavia Books (including pre-orders):
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 New Release in Civil Engineering & Environmental ─ The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Other Types of Disasters
In the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Words Whispered in Water tells the story of one woman's fight--against all odds--to expose a mammoth federal agency--and win.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction
A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
“Smith does more than illuminate what we're going through right now. She offers a model of how to think ourselves through a fraught historical moment without getting hysterical or sanctimonious, without losing our compassion or our appreciation for what's good in other people. She teaches us how to be better at being human.” —John Powers, Fresh Air
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
Before there were celebrity gourmands, Creole Feast brought together the stories and knowledge of New Orleans top chefs when it was first presented in 1978. These masters of modern Creole cuisine share the recipes, tips, and tricks from the kitchens of New Orleans' most famous restaurants, including Dooky Chase, Commander's Palace, Broussard's, and Galatoire's.
#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
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!
“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.
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.$11.95ISBN: 9780990409328Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Millfree Mursaps Media - December 10th, 2018
Take a trip on the river! See your favorite boats as you drift down the Mississippi from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and out to the Gulf.$19.99ISBN: 9781568585987Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.$35.00ISBN: 9781579658472Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$28.00ISBN: 9780316420044Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - June 16th, 2020
A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades -- but this could be the summer that changes everything (People).$15.95ISBN: 9780345804341Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - June 30th, 2020
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR$10.99ISBN: 9780441172719Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ace - September 1st, 1990
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling.$8.95ISBN: 9780525434801Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - May 1st, 2018
A powerful statement about feminism today from the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.$27.00ISBN: 9780525620785Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
$26.00ISBN: 9780735219090Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.00ISBN: 9780802156983Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLER$17.95ISBN: 9781942094470Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017
A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER
"My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility$17.00ISBN: 9781984822185Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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).