Tuesday, Aug 31, 6-7:15 PM


Octavia Books
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513 Octavia St (Corner of Laurel), New Orleans, LA
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Come join us for a reading and signing at Octavia Books with New Orleans author Maurice Carlos Ruffin (WE CAST A SHADOW) celebrating his highly anticipated new collection of stories, THE ONES WHO DON'T SAY THEY LOVE YOU. This will be an in-store event. To reserve your participation, please pre-purchase your copy of the book now from Octavia Books at https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9780593133408 while using the comment box during checkout to write "attending event" (You may also write in a request a signed copy if you are not attending.) In accord with the Mayor Cantrell's new guidelines, please be prepared to provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or of negative PCR test within 72 hours to access. ------------- “The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You is an ode to all that makes us human. With an acute eye for beauty in seemingly hidden places, Maurice Carlos Ruffin shows us that having true empathy for others is not only transformative but necessary for our evolution as a people. Each story grabs your heart, squeezes the hell out of it, and then, somehow, makes it fuller. I couldn’t stop feeling. Ruffin is a writer whose work will make you a better person without your knowing it.”—Mateo Askaripour, author of Black Buck “These short stories ring out like the bells of St. Louis Cathedral over Jackson Square. One of our great writers of place, Ruffin dazzles with this sonorous collection of deeply moving New Orleanian tales. Told with humor, insight, and radical empathy, these stories will linger in your heart and mind like the fading song of a brass band, vibrant and beautiful.”—Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina Read more at https://www.octaviabooks.com/event/maurice-carlos-ruffin-ones-who-dont-say-they-love-you