Maple Street Book Club: A Free State


Join Maple Street Book Club and the author, Tom Piazza, for a discussion of his book A Free State at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple Street). 

Drinks and snacks will be served. The book-club selection will be available at a 10% discount for book club members.

A Free State is a thrilling reimagining of the American story through the eyes of Henry Sims, a fugitive slave in 1855 who has escaped to Philadelphia.

Tom Piazza is a celebrated New Orleans-based novelist and writer on American music. His twelve books include the novels A Free State, City of Refuge, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, and the essay collection Devil Sent the Rain. He was a principal writer for the innovative HBO drama series TREME, and the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey. His writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bookforum, The Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review, and many other periodicals.