Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans, by David Lummis

Author David Lummis is my guest on Sunday's episode of The Palm Springs Savant & Co Radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Lummis' new book,The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans is the story about "The agnostic, ten-years-sober son of a Baptist minister, B. Sammy Singleton has an opinion about everything. He also has a guidebook on New Orleans coffee shops to write. But when his best friend Catfish—reluctant heir to the Beaucoeur sugarcane fortune—is arrested for “grave robbing” and then goes missing, events spin out of control. The outcome is a personal journey into a past Sammy thought he had laid to rest, an excavation of buried truths about himself and about what the tragedy-bound Catfish calls the American Holocaust.
Set in the French Quarter and Faubourgs Marigny and Tremé, The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans - Part 1 blends satire, mystery, and historical fiction. The book is narrated and “reviews” local coffee shops including CC’s, Rue de la Course, Café du Monde, Café Rose Nicaud, and Envie, while exploring such themes as the “sacrament” of coffee drinking, living sober, New Orleans’ civil rights history, and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow in America." (Summary reproduced from the back cover of the book.)


Coffee Shop Chronicles is a marvelous read, filled with genuinely likable characters who come to life across the pages. Whether you listen to the show live, or whenever you can on demand, tune into my radio show to hear David Lummis discuss The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans. You will want to order your copy of the book today!
Order it now, click here

Live in
LOUISIANA? You can find it at the following bookstores:

New Orleans area:

Maple Street Book Shop
www.maplestreetbookshop.com
7529 Maple Street
New Orleans, LA 70118-5045
(504) 861-2105
Open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm

Faubourg Marigny Art & Books
www.fabonfrenchmen.com
600 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116-2002
(504) 947-3700
Open Daily 12pm-10pm

Garden District Book Shop
www.gardendistrictbookshop.com
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 895-2266
Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm

Who Dat Coffee Cafe
2401 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504)-701-1575
Open 7 days a week, 7 am - 10 pm

Live in FLORIDA?
Seaside

Sundog Books
www.sundogbooks.com
Seaside Town Center
89 Central Square
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-5481
Open Daily 9am-7pm

3 comments:

Sheila said...

Sounds interesting and I was looking for something to read. My favorite book set in New Orleans is Confederacy of Dunces. Hope Lummis captures the spirit of the city.

KathyA said...

Sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out.

Lee said...

Confederacy remains one of my favorites. I'm re-reading Coffee Shop Chronicles slowly this time to savor the laugh-out-loud chapters and the poignant lyrical passages. Lummis is an artist. He paints his characters so brilliantly they walk off the page. Really? I have to wait until November for Part II???

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