New Orleans

Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
The hidden history of the haunted and beloved city of New Orleans, told through the intersecting lives of nine remarkable characters.

"Nine Lives is stunning work. Dan Baum...
February 16, 2010
Random House
368 Pages
Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans
After Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in 2005, Cooking Up a Storm was published to tell the story--recipe by recipe--of one of the great food cities of the world and the...
August 18, 2015
Chronicle Books
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking...

August 1, 2007
Harper Perennial
784 Pages
Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Capote, Truman
Truman Capote's first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death...
February 1, 1994
208 Pages
The Awakening

The Awakening

Chopin, Kate ; Machado, Carmen
A new edition of Kate Chopin's controversial masterpiece, an essential novel in the canon of early feminism--with an introduction by Carmen Maria Machado, award-winning author of Her Body and...
June 18, 2019
Modern Library
Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock n Roll
The critically acclaimed first-ever biography of New Orleans rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino by a writer who obtained exclusive access to the reclusive singer
April 24, 2007
Da Capo Press


Eggers, Dave
National Bestseller

The true story of one family, caught between America's two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.

Abdulrahman and...

June 15, 2010
337 Pages
The Gilda Stories (Anniversary, Expanded)

The Gilda Stories (Anniversary, Expanded)

Gomez, Jewelle ; Gumbs, Alexis

*Recommended by Reese Witherspoon's Book Club!

*Voted One of Book Riot's Most Influential Queer Books...

March 29, 2016
City Lights Books
Chita: A Memory of Last Island
This is an unusual exotic novel of coastal Louisiana, unique in the local color movement for its impressionistic use of the southern landscape. Introduction by Arlin Turner.


January 1, 1969
University of North Carolina Press
260 Pages
La Cuisine Creole (Trade): A Collection of Culinary Recipes from Leading Chefs and Note
Lafcadio Hearn's La Cuisine Creole is the first Creole cookbook, one of the great rare classics of the culture. Among its recipes, collected "from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives," are...
August 15, 2011
Applewood Books

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