SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunrise Over Keith Lake: A Cajun Autobiographical Cookbook
by Jim LaBove
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing on Saturday, August 10th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. for author Jim Labove with his new book which sheds a unique light on the Cajun way of life and cooking in Southeast Texas through stories about his family and his experiences growing up in the area.
With a focus on the lives of his aunt, uncle, and cousins, Jim LaBove combines stories of his Cajun childhood with traditional recipes, field sketches, and period photographs to tell a one-of-a-kind story that might surprise even the surest of lovers of Cajun culture.
Sunrise Over Keith Lake is the second installment in the “Cotton’s Seafood” line of autobiographical cookbooks about bayou Cajun culture in the mid-20th century. Within these books, Jim recounts the stories, adventures, and harsh lessons of life experienced by a group of people often adjacent to (but rarely the focus of) national attention: The Acadian diaspora who settled in the salt marshes of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.
The bayou Cajuns of this region lived rough, humble, unheralded lives far removed from the cosmopolitan Creole Cajun culture of New Orleans that often comes to mind in modern popular culture.