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My Sunshine Away

In the summer of 1989, a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom is rocked by a violent crime when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson free spirit, track star, and belle of the block is attacked late one evening near her home. As the dark side of this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia is revealed, the close-knit neighborhood is irreversibly transformed. 

Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace

"I don't want a restaurant where a jazz band can't come marching through." – Ella Brennan The foodie culture of New Orleans is just as irresistible and storied as the nightlife. The Brennans are a big part of that culture, and now Miss Ella is telling her story. Meet Ella Brennan: mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire, famous for bringing national attention to Creole cuisine. In this candid autobiography, she shares her life. From childhood in the Great Depression to opening esteemed eateries, it's quite a story to tell.

We Are Open!

Cavalier House Books is open! We are so lucky that our storefront did not flood. Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us to make sure we were okay. We got about 2 feet of water in our house, 4 feet in our warehouse, and Victoria got a few feet in her house as well. Everyone is doing great but we know that getting back to some semblance of normalcy will take a while. We would love to hear from all of you! Stop by anytime to chat, let us know how you are doing, and just be for a while!

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