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Suggested Reading for the 2015 Louisiana Book Festival

With a little over two weeks to go until this year’s Louisiana Book Festival — scheduled for October 31 in Baton Rouge — we thought we’d suggest some titles in preparation for the state’s literary event of the season. With more than 200 authors attending, it can be daunting to decide who to see and what to read. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it does hit the highlights. You can also look forward to the bookstore tent on site at the festival, where you can purchase copies of books from all the authors attending, many of them signed.

actsofgodDriving the King: A Novel by Ravi Howard

The Duck Thief and Other Stories by David Langlinais

The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore

The Gorge by David Armand

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee -(This year’s One Book, One Festival discussion group selection.)

Imogene in New Orleans by Hunter Murphy

In the Creole Twilight by Joshua Clegg Caffery

The Marauders by Tom Cooper

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin

My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg

Sarah Conley & Acts of God by Ellen Gilchrist (Don’t miss this grand dame of Southern literature’s debut appearance at the festival!)

Soil by Jamie Kornegay

The UnAmericans by Molly Antopol 

Into 'The Gorge' Wit
Literary Friday, Edi
  • deb m / October 16, 2015

    Here’s a beautiful new read to add to the list: Postmark Bayou Chene by Gwen Roland, author of Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp