New Orleans

Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

By Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

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Detailed sketches and watercolor paintings capture the charm of one of America's most distinctive cities, revealing New Orleans' unique blend of architectural wonders, rich Cajun and Creole cultures, food, music, and history.

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The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans

By Ned Sublette

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This account combines personal memoir, historical research, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a suspenseful arc through the last year New Orleans was whole.

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The Year of Past Things: A New Orleans Ghost Story

By M.A. Harper

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Phil Randazzo, owner of the trendy Tasso Restaurant in New Orleans, is being haunted and he's not at all happy about it. Strange supernatural events are taking place in the home he shares with his new wife, Michelle. Michelle's late husband, the legendary Cajun musician A. P. Savoie, begins to appear at will and inhabit everyday objects. As Savoie's presence grows stronger, the couple asks for help-psychics and exorcists are consulted until Phil narrowly escapes a deadly accident. Clearly, the honeymoon is over; but what, if anything, does Savoie want from them? –Catalog Summary
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Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

"The Optimist's Daughter is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents." (Book Description)

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