Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday book sales today at LSU, UL Press

The UL-Lafayette Press will holds its annual Holiday Book Sale with authors signings and free refreshments from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the UL Alumni Center on campus. There will be signed copies of select titles and several UL Press authors in attendance, including Wendy Rodrigue, who wrote “The Other Side of the Painting” about her late husband, artist George Rodrigue.
LSU Press and The Southern Review’s Season’s Readings Holiday Book & Journal Sale will be 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Club on Union Square (formerly the Faculty Club), and will include titles at 20 percent off, more than a dozen local authors, free gift wrapping, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, coffee and a cash bar.
Special guests to sign copies of LSU Press books will be Billy Cannon and his biographer Charles deGravelles; CC Lockwood signing “Louisiana Wild;” Cynthia LeJeune Nobles, “A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook;” Gwen Roland, “Postmark Bayou Chene;” David Plater, “The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana;” Maggie Richardson, “Hungry for Louisiana;” photographer Jenny Ellerbe and archaeologist Diana Greenlee, “Poverty Point;” Barbara Sims, “The Next Elvis;” Michael Rubin, “The Cottoncrest Curse;” Ronald Drez, “The War of 1812, Conflict and Deception;” Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon; J. Michael Desmond, “The Architecture of LSU;” David Baker, “Mike the Tiger;” editor Laura F. Lindsay, “Treasures of LSU;” Editors Nolde Alexius and Judy Kahn, “Best of LSU Fiction;” and Mary Ann Sternberg, “River Road Rambler.”
For more information, contact LSU Press at (225) 578-8282 or visit www.lsupress.org.

Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire, “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.