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Summer of Southern Women: The Awakening

M: Welcome back to the CHB Summer Book Club! Hopefully you are following along with #CHBSummer on our various social media (links below). Victoria and I are super excited to be highlighting southern women this summer and we wanted to kick it off with Kate Chopin's The Awakening. There has been a lot written about The Awakening (and indeed all of the books we are reading this summer have mountains of criticism behind them) and so my first question to you is, do you read introductory materials before beginning a classic novel or do you prefer to dive right in and make your own way?

Summer of Southern Women: The CHB Summer Book Club

UPDATE: Join Victoria and Michelle on August 9th for a book club discussion to cap off our Summer of Southern Women Book Club! We'll be talking about all five books we've read this summer with a special emphasis on the newly released Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman! Don't miss out on this excellent chance to discuss Harper Lee's highly anticipated novel with other bookish and literary-minded people from the community!

Girls Night Out 2015 - Recap

We had a lovely evening for Girl's Night Out this year, and we at CHB enjoyed having Maggie Heyn Richardson, author of HUNGRY FOR LOUISIANA here with us! We had an excellent signing with Maggie, and everyone seemed interested in her book! Her book chronicles the history of some of Louisiana's most famous foods, and it's a great gift for any Louisianaian, particularly with Mother's Day later this weekend and Father's Day just around the corner. Thanks to everyone who came out for the signing, and we have signed copies available for anyone who missed out!

Here are some pictures from the event:

2015 Spring Okra Picks

Southern indie booksellers like their okra, and they love their southern books. The new list of Okra Picks --great southern books, fresh off the vine-- has just been released. A dozen new books that all have two things in common: They are southern in nature, and there is a southern indie bookseller that wants everyone to read each one! The SIBA Okra picks offer a curated reading list for every season.

Here are this year's picks:

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