This week on The Reading Life: Laura Lippman talks about her new, critically acclaimed novel, “The Lady in the Lake,” a thriller set in the many worlds of Baltimore, and Lisa Howorth, author of “The Summerlings."
Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:
Here in New Orleans
- Poet Molly Kirschner reads Sunday, August, 4, at 3 at the Maple Leaf Bar.
- Laura Lippman discusses and signs her book, Lady in the Lake, Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- The Historic New Orleans Collection presents a panel discussion, “Separate and Unequal: African Americans’ Struggle for Schooling before and after the Civil War,” hat brings together writers and scholars illuminating the unique relationship between race and education in New Orleans. Moderated by David Robinson-Morris, founding director of The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University, the panel features Fatima Shaik, author of “ What Went Missing and What Got Found,” Daniel Brook, author of “An Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, and historian Walter C. Stern, author of of Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764–1960. The event takes place Wednesday, August 7, at 6 p.m. at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres.
- Lisa Howorth discusses and signs “The Summerlings,” Thursday, August 8, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
- Sam J. Miller discusses and signs his fantasy novel, “Destroy All Monsters,” Friday, August 9, at 6 p.m. at Pearl Wine Co., 3700 Orleans Ave.
- Sister Helen Prejean discusses and signs “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey,” Saturday, August 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Rita’s Auditorium, 625 Fontainebleau.
- Kathy Finn discusses and signs “Tom Benson: A Billionaire’s Journey,” Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Metairie.
- Ron Calamia discusses and signs “FANtastic Saints,” Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble/Metairie.