|06/28/2010 - Mini book review on Laura Rudolph Wilson's Nashville Restrung Blog.
A couple of months ago an old high school friend showed up on facebook. We friended – which btw I cringe at making “friend” a verb. But I started catching up on his life in New Orleans and oh yeah, his first novel was about to be published.
Over the next few weeks I watched him checking the proof, and the first press roll off the line. Although I haven’t seen him since graduation MANY years ago, I am amazingly proud of my friend – David Lummis.
Now let’s talk about the book: The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans introduces us to B. Sammy Singleton. And that’s just a B. It doesn’t stand for anything. Sammy and his crew – Catfish, Georgia, Infinity and the likes are characters as real as flesh and blood in late summer of 2005 New Orleans. Sammy is on retainer to write a handbook of the great coffee shops.
As a childhood friend, I’m giddy about recommending The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans. As an avid reader, grab a cup of your favorite joe and pull up a great read. Order yours online or better yet, pick one up in person at an independent book retailer or coffee shop near you in New Orleans.