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David Armand’s Harlow Evokes O’Connor, Salinger, & McCarthy
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David Armand’s Harlow Evokes O’Connor, Salinger, & McCarthy

A little Flannery O’Connor, a little JD Salinger, a little Cormac McCarthy. That’s how I would describe David Armand’s Harlow. In fact, Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author, said, “If Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy had a literary child, its name would be David Armand. His novel combines O’Connor’s Gothic violence and sense of humor with McCarthy’s … Continue reading

November is National Novel Writing Month!
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November is National Novel Writing Month!

November is National Novel Writing Month! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s … Continue reading

George Bishop’s Night of the Comet is Heartbreaking, Relatable
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George Bishop’s Night of the Comet is Heartbreaking, Relatable

If you’ve ever felt as though you’re living a life you weren’t supposed to live; if you’ve ever felt ashamed of your family; if you’ve ever felt that love is something reserved for fairy tales; if you’ve ever felt uncertain of the laws that govern your universe; heck, even if you’re just fascinated with astronomy; … Continue reading

Banned Books Week Wrap Up
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Banned Books Week Wrap Up

This past week, we’ve been celebrating Banned Books Week, which is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. The theme for this year was “Books That Shaped America.” The event takes place during the last week of September and brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of … Continue reading

Susan Larson’s Revised Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans is a Must-Buy for New Orleans and Book Lovers Alike
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Susan Larson’s Revised Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans is a Must-Buy for New Orleans and Book Lovers Alike

“Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands – and who knows what to do with it?” ~ A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams I can tell you what I did – I … Continue reading