Author Jeremy White signing copies of The Little Girl at the Bottom of the Picture
Baton Rouge, LA — August 31, 2023 — A literary-themed bar and a mega retail bookseller are hosting September events in Baton Rouge featuring Jeremy White’s new book about his wife discovering her biological family in 2018 and the insanely beautiful, transformational journey that ensued. The Little Girl at the Bottom of the Picture: A Journey of Selfless Discovery details how Edie White solved a 65-year-old mystery that plagued a Ukrainian American family, after initially learning her pacifist father is cited in two books for challenging David Duke with a bloody knife at LSU.
The tenured cynic will be on hand to sign copies of his hopeful book at the Citiplace location of Barnes & Noble (2590 Citiplace Ct.) starting at noon on Saturday, September 9. Four days later, on Wednesday, September 13, The Bookstore Bar (10466 Airline Hwy.) is hosting a signing by White from 5 to 7 p.m.
“‘If I had bought a bookstore instead of a bar, y’all wouldn’t be hanging your underwear from the ceiling.'”
While most folks know Barnes & Noble as the nation’s largest bookstore chain, with over 600 stores across the country, The Bookstore Bar has been hosting book club meetings and serving cocktails with literary names since 2020. For decades before that, owner/operator Pamela Sandoz was the tour de force behind Slinky’s, “the last real dive bar at the storied LSU North Gates,” as White describes it in The Little Girl. A significant rent increase for the Chimes Street location forced her to shutter the place in 2018.
Sandoz says the idea for her new bar came from a running joke with customers and employees at her old one. “Whenever it got wild at Slinky’s, someone would inevitably say that my life would’ve been easier if I had just bought a bookstore,” Sandoz recalls. “I’d reply, ‘Well, if I had bought a bookstore instead of a bar, y’all wouldn’t be hanging your underwear from the ceiling.'”
White Lines Press published the ebook and 468-page hardcover edition of The Little Girl at the Bottom of the Picture on July 1. Signed editions are available at LittleGirlBook.com and through partnered indie bookstores around the country. For more information and resources, visit our media center. Inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.