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JULIE SMITH AND THE STORIES OF NEW ORLEANS

Between 1990 and 2005, Julie Smith wrote two outstanding mystery series that were also love songs to New Orleans.  One of my uncles lived in the city for nearly thirty years and loved the people of that rare and beautiful … Continue reading

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ZEITOUN – Dave Eggers ( Hurricane Katrina stories: Part III)

ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers is well-worth reading as a reminder of how easily one tragedy can beget another. Abdulrahmun Zeitoun was born in Syria and settled in Louisiana in 1988. He married Kathy, a native of Baton Rouge and a … Continue reading

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NINE LIVES – Dan Baum (Hurricane Katrina stories: Part II)

The flyleaf of NINE LIVES – Death and Life in New Orleans has the following: “After Hurricane Katrina, Dan Baum moved to New Orleans to write for The New Yorker about the city’s response to the disaster.  He quickly realized … Continue reading

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1 DEAD IN ATTIC – Chris Rose (the first of the three Katrina books)

Sunday, August 29, will mark the fifth anniversary of the near death of New Orleans.  A city known for its music, food, outstanding architecture, poverty, corruption, and racial divisions came close to succumbing to a hurricane because the Army Corps … Continue reading

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