Energized anew by Robert Olen Butler’s most recent novel, Perfume River (2016), the group returns to his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (1992). Attendees are invited to read all of these now-classic stories that deftly explore the legacy of the Vietnam War and the people affected by the conflict, including those who relocated to South Louisiana. The discussion will focus on “Open Arms,” “Mr. Green,” “The Trip Back,” “Love,” “Snow,” and “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.” The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0802137982). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel’s Restaurant with lively discussion to follow led by Southern literary scholar Gary Richards and a guest appearance by the author. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required.

  SAT 3/25 8:00 AM

  Individual tickets to this event are available for $25

  Access included in these ticket packages:

  Muriel’s Jackson Square

Participants include: