|06/29/2010 - Palm Springs Savant Rick Rockhill: “Coffee Shop Chronicles is a marvelous book filled with genuinely likable characters who come to life across the pages…”
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