The Reading Life: Mary Gauthier
Susan Larson talks with singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier about her new memoir, "Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting." Gauthier was born in New Orleans and was adopted and raised by a Louisiana family. The book beautifully chronicles her recovery from trauma and addiction through hard personal work and making music.
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:
The Octavia Books Book Club discusses “The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett, Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Octavia Books.
Gene Fields discusses his new book “Cops and Characters in The Big Easy: True Stories Involving Celebrities, Criminals and Everyday People,” Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. via video conference online sponsored by the Jefferson Parish Library. See it on the library’s Facebook page or visit www.jplibrary.net/adults for more details.
Katie Bowler Young discusses and signs “Enrique Alférez: Sculptor,” Wednesday, July 21, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
Kate Moore discusses “The Woman They Could Not Silence,” Thursday, July 22, at 6 p.m. in a virtual event sponsored by Octavia Books.
One Book One New Orleans has narrowed down the short list for 2022, and readers are invited to vote for their selections by July 25. The choices are "I Am New Orleans" edited by Kalamu ya Salaam; "The Big Door Prize" by M.O. Walsh; and "I Feel to Believe" by Jarvis DeBerry. Check out the One Book One New Orleans Facebook page.