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An Evening with Adam Karlin

April 14 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for activities, refreshments and more on Sunday, April 14th at 4:30pm to celebrate the release of Adam Karlin’s debut book for children, Luna and the Heart of the Forest!


Luna is eleven years old and obsessed with adventure. While visiting the island of Newfoundland, Luna finally has a chance to explore a setting as big as her imagination, but her father, a roving journalist and widower, doesn’t want her straying too far. Ignoring his caution, Luna sets off on her own and enters a mysterious forest, where she bests a monster in a battle of wits—and unleashes a creeping darkness that devours her father. Now she must embark on a real quest: to heal the island, the ghosts that haunt it, and the people she cares about most.

Adam Karlin: As a journalist, Adam has written on travel, crime, COVID, and civil wars – both contemporary and historical – for outlets like the BBC, NPR, Huck Magazine, Catapult, Strangers Guide, and The Bitter Southerner. His work has been listed in Best American Travel Writing, and he is a regular author for Lonely Planet, where he has contributed to dozens of guidebooks covering Asia, Africa, and North America, including several editions of the New Orleans guidebook. He has been a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a fellow at the Bread Loaf Conference, where he proudly began an official scary story night. Adam has an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of New Orleans and lives in that city, where he teaches at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and lives with his wife and two children. Luna & the Heart of the Forest is his debut novel.


April 14
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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