So many new books, so little time...
Tonight is a book signing of this one at the Garden District Book Shop. I've already started it, and am already having a giggle at Stephen Rea's characterization of Wal-Mart, among other things.
And the author is not this Stephen Rea. Just wanted to make that clear.
I went in to the bookstore just to get the Finn McCool's book and ended up walking away with Dan Baum's Nine Lives as well. Book signing on the 17th at Octavia Books, for this one.
For those not in the know, Dan Baum did a bang-up job with his New Orleans Journal after the storm, ending it in mid-2007 to head off to Colorado to work on his book. The journal was more about day-to-day life in this city after 8-29-05. The book focuses on the stories of nine people in New Orleans, their lives bookended by hurricanes Betsy and Katrina.
More on this here.
And finally, I won't be able to make it, unfortunately, but Mark Folse will be holding a book signing of the book based on his blog, entitled Carry Me Home, at Maple Street Book Shop this coming Saturday, from 12 to 2 PM. Y'all come on out, check your copy for errata before purchasing, and get the man's John Hancock on the inside. You'll be glad you did.