Event: Words Afire

Eve Brouwer & Mignon Fahr, both members of the Northshore Literary Society and founders of Poets Alive!, have put together a program of local poets. Join them and experience the power of poetry spoken aloud.  If you need more information, you can contact the store at 985-626-8884.


Women During WWII

Women During WWII

Barnes & Noble
Mandeville, LA

Sunday, September 12 @ 4 pm

Join the conversation. The Women’s Book Salon is not like a normal book club. It is a bi-monthly event where everyone can read whatever book appeals to them on the topic of the month. Then for an hour or so on a lazy Sunday afternoon we get together and talk and talk.

For September, our topic is Women of WWII. It is a celebration of the mothers, daughters, sisters, and lovers whose bravery and sacrifice was just as great as any solider on the front.

This will be our fourth meeting. During our first meeting we talking about women from Louisiana, for our second we talked about international women, and the for our third we discussed Southern women. I have read about some interesting women. Margaret Haughery, Margery Kemp, and various Southern Greats in a collection called Hell’s Belles.

I have attached a list of suggested books here: Women during WWII Table. I look forward to reading Slacks and Calluses: One Summer in the Bomber Factory and learning about the many other facets of life of women during that time both in the war and at home.

Women’s Book Salon

Just a reminder that the Women’s Book Salon is this Sunday, July 11th @ 4pm @ the Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, LA.

This month’s subject is Southern Women Wit, Wisdom, and Stereotype.

Book Signing: Misty Dreams by Charlotte Parker

Charlotte Parker
Misty Dreams
Tuesday, June 29th @ 2pm
Barnes & Noble
Mandeville, LA

Misty Dreams is Charlotte’s third novel. It’s a wonderful romance filled with cowboys, gun fights, and time travel.  I can remember reading bits of this when Charlotte started writing it years ago.  So I am full of delight in telling you that it is now published for everyone to read.  Stop by the event, meet the author, and pick up a signed copy.

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Women of the World Book Salon

This is just a reminder that the Women’s Book Salon at the Mandeville, LA Barnes & Noble will be taking place on May 2nd @ 4pm. This salon is open to everyone. There is no set book, just chose something related to the topic and and join the wonderful discussion.

I’ve decided to talk about the Book of Margery Kempe. I’ve been interested in her since I read the Book of the Maidservant by Rebecca Barnhouse. Her story isn’t very long and though I’m enjoying it, it is taking me ages to read. I will have to make an effort in the next few days to finish the book.

I look forward finding out what everyone picked.

Women’s Book Salon

The March Book Salon about Louisiana Women was wonderful. Only five ladies showed up, but I think we all had fun. The first women to present told us she stumbled upon Madam C. J. Walker when looking up Louisiana woman inventors. Madam Walker was born in New Orleans.

Another woman, told us all about Martha R. Field who, writing under the name of Catherine Cole, traveled alone or with her daughter to small towns around Louisiana writing about life in different communities for a newspaper in New Orleans during the late 1800’s. She explained that she’d chosen Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catherine Cole because she wanted to read something that was written in woman’s own words.

I, with probably too much enthusiasm, told everyone how I’d fallen in love with the story of Margaret Haughery while reading More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Woman by Bonnye E. Stuart and filled them in on this remarkable woman’s life.

It was a nice group and I’ve decided that we are going to do it again. This time our salon’s topic will be non-American women past or present. Since we where super local in topic for the first meeting, I thought we should visit far flung places this go round.

Save the Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010 @ 4 pm
at the Barnes & Noble in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Finding a biography of a non-American woman should be easy as they are plentiful, so I’ve not assembled a list. But, if you decide to attend and want to post who you’ll be reading about it the comments, the titles will be welcome.

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Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance


My friend and Louisiana author C.J. Parker‘s new book Fugue Macabre: Bone Dance is available to purchase here. I really enjoyed her first novel Fugue Macabre: Ghost Dance (links to a review by ecataromance site) and am looking forward to reading this one. I downloaded it in HTML format to put on my iPhone. It is also available in PDF and MobiPocket formats.