New Orleans

Fiction

City of Refuge, Tom Piazza, 2008
This fictional telling of Katrina tells the story of two New Orleans families, one black and one white, during the storm.

Nonfiction

In The Spirit Of New Orleans, Debra Shriver, 2013
Debra Shriver, a self-described “New-New” (New Yorker/New Orleanian) outlines the magic to the mysterious culture, history, cuisine and spirit of New Orleans.

Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table, Sara Roahen, 2009
Gumbo Tales reads as one food writer’s love letter to the city on New Orleans and it’s food.

Nine Lives: Mystery. Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans, 2010
Powerful and moving, this multivoiced biography follows nine lives through the ups and downs in New Orleans starting with Hurricane Betsey in 1965 and ending with Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Zeitoun, Dave Eggers, 2009
The true story of a Syrian-American family simultaneously embroiled in the war on terror and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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