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The Reading Life: Howard Philips Smith, Claudia Gray

This week on The Reading Life: Howard Philips Smith, whose new book is “A Sojourn in Paradise: Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans.” And Claudia Gray, author of “House of El, Book One: The Shadow Threat.”

Chris Champagne signs “The Most Interesting League in the World: How the NFL Explains America, Saturday, February 6, from 2-4 p.m. at a socially distant sidewalk event at Blue Cypress Books.  The Most Interesting League in the World.

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.