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The Reading Life with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

George Ingmire
The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton talk about their new book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.” Their appearance was presented by Octavia Books and recorded October 26 at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

Here in New Orleans:

  • Contributor Shannon Sims signs “Best American Travel Writing 2019," Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m. at Octavia Books.
  • Richard Campanella presents his 2019 autumn public lecture, “Coastal New Orleans: Lost communities of the Urban Delta, 1820s-1920s,” Monday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium-Woldenberg Art Center at Tulane University.
  • Danielle Del Sol, Susan Langenhennig, John Pope, and Chris Granger sign “Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans,” Tuesday, December 3, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.
  • Marilee Eaves discusses and signs her book, “Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex-Mardi Gras Queen,” Tuesday, December 3, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
  • Margaret Wilson Reckling signs “Woody Creek: Views from a Homestead,” Thursday, December 5, at 6 p.m. at Garden District Book Shop.
  • The Dickens Fellowship of New Orleans holds its annual read-aloud of  Christmas Carol, Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at the Bright Library at Metairie Park Country Day School.
The Reading Life in 2010, Susan Larson was the book editor for The New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1988-2009. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the New Orleans Public Library. She is the founder of the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, which presents the annual Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.. In 2007, she received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary community. She is also the author of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you run into her in a local bookstore or library, she'll be happy to suggest something you should read. She thinks New Orleans is the best literary town in the world, and she reads about a book a day.