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The Hurricane Girls By Kimberly Willis Holt Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316326094
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - August 29th, 2023

★ "The girls’ slowly deepening understanding of themselves gives this book its heart. Like their rebuilt city, this friendship cannot reconstitute as an exact replica of what they had before…. [an] appealing and sensitive novel." —The Horn Book, starred review

A coming-of-age middle grade novel about three best friends born in the


King of the Armadillos: A Novel By Wendy Chin-Tanner Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250843005
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 25th, 2023

BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2023: The Boston Globe, Deep South Magazine, Ms. Magazine, BookRiot; TOP 20 BOOKS OF 2023: BookBrowse

"Brilliant, absorbing, and powerfully moving." —Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild

“[A] gripping and tenderly executed drama." —The New York Times


The Seamstress of New Orleans: A Fascinating Novel of Southern Historical Fiction By Diane C. McPhail Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496738165
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - June 27th, 2023

Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by an unexpected secret—and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other.


Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir By Lucinda Williams Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593136492
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Published: Crown - April 25th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The iconic singer-songwriter and three-time Grammy winner opens up about her traumatic childhood in the Deep South, her years of being overlooked in the music industry, and the stories that inspired her enduring songs in this “bracingly candid chronicle” (The Wall Street Journal).
 


Fire on the Levee: The Murder of Henry Glover and the Search for Justice After Hurricane Katrina By Jared Fishman, Joseph Hooper (With) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781335429261
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 25th, 2023

"A riveting tale told with care and expertise." --David Simon, creator of The Wire

The former federal prosecutor and founder of Justice Innovation Lab tells the story of his struggle to unravel the cover-up of a police shooting, and subsequent incineration of the shooting victim, in Hurricane Katrina-era New Orleans.


Blanche: The Life and Times of Tennessee Williams's Greatest Creation By Nancy Schoenberger Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062947178
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Published: Harper - April 4th, 2023

A penetrating consideration of Tennessee Williams’s most enduring character—Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire—written by the co-author of The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters and Furious Love.


Caterpillar Dogs: and Other Early Stories By Tennessee Williams, Tom Mitchell (Editor) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811232326
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Published: New Directions - April 4th, 2023

Seven previously unpublished stories of the Great Depression by America’s poet laureate of the lost

These tales were penned by one Thomas Lanier Williams of Missouri before he became a successful playwright, and yet his voice is unmistakable. 


Cooking for the Culture: Recipes and Stories from the New Orleans Streets to the Table By Toya Boudy Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781682687451
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Published: Countryman Press - February 7th, 2023

An intimate celebration of New Orleans food and its Black culture from a born-and-raised local chef.


Wined and Died in New Orleans (A Vintage Cookbook Mystery #2) By Ellen Byron Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593437636
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Published: Berkley - February 7th, 2023

The second in a fantastic new cozy mystery series with a vintage flair from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Ellen Byron.


A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250803849
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2023

A New York Times Bestseller

“A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.” —Karin Slaughter


The Little Book of King Cake By Matt Haines, Aileen Bennett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Haines, Aileen Bennett (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9798985071344
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - December 27th, 2022

What child isn't excited to get the baby in the king cake? But it's not all fun in games for third grader, Miley. After finding the baby in her slice of cake, she is crowned Queen of her classroom and quickly learns her new power comes with responsibility.As Queen, it's Miley's job to bring the next king cake to class, and she wants to make her friends happy by bringing the perfect one.


Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs—A Memoir By Jimmy Johnson, Dave Hyde Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668008621
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Published: Scribner - November 15th, 2022

From FOX NFL Sunday analyst and legendary Hall of Fame head football coach Jimmy Johnson—the first to win both a college football championship and a Super Bowl—the long-awaited, intimate, no-regrets memoir recounting his extraordinary life and insightful lessons on winning, at every level.

Hall of Fame football coach Jimmy Johnson’s house isn’t on the w


Heritage and Hoop Skirts: How Natchez Created the Old South By Paul Hardin Kapp Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781496838780
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 26th, 2022

Winner of the 2023 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize
Winner of the 2023 UMW Center for Historic Preservation Book Prize
Winner of the 2023 Fred B. Kniffen Award from the International Society for Landscape, Place, & Material Culture
Winner of the 2023 Michael V. R. Thomason Book Award from the Gulf South Historical Association


Daughters of the New Year By E. M. Tran Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335429230
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 11th, 2022

"A daring debut." -New York Times Book Review

A MARIE CLAIRE BOOK CLUB PICK

A Recommended Read from: Salon * Good Morning America * People Magazine * Electric Lit * Goodreads * Buzzfeed * The Seattle Times * Deep South Magazine * Book Culture * Debutiful


Nowhere Better Than Here By Sarah Guillory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250824264
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 20th, 2022

In a town slowly being destroyed by rising tides, one girl must fight to find a way to keep her community’s spirit from drowning.

For thirteen-year-old Jillian Robichaux, three things are sacred: bayou sunsets, her grandmother Nonnie’s stories, and the coastal Louisiana town of Boutin that she calls home.


The Butcher and the Wren By Alaina Urquhart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781638930143
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Published: Zando - September 13th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the co-host of chart-topping true crime podcast Morbid, a thrilling debut novel told from the dueling perspectives of a notorious serial killer and the medical examiner following where his trail of victims leads


On the Rooftop: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063139961
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Published: Ecco - September 6th, 2022

A Reese’s Book Club Pick

“An utterly original and brilliant story.” –Reese Witherspoon

A stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives—set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco


The Thread Collectors By Shaunna J. Edwards, Alyson Richman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525899782
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Published: Graydon House - August 30th, 2022

"An unforgettable story of female strength, hope and friendship. This collaborative work is magnificent--a true revelation " --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star


Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City By Kent Babb Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062950604
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Published: HarperOne - August 23rd, 2022

On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field.


I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef By Vishwesh Bhatt, John Currence (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Vishwesh Bhatt, John Currence (Foreword by)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781324006060
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 16th, 2022

Winner of the 2023 James Beard U. S.


The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast By Kirk Wallace Johnson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880123
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Published: Viking - August 9th, 2022

New York Public Library Best of 2022

A gripping, twisting account of a small town set on fire by hatred, xenophobia, and ecological disaster—a story that weaves together corporate malfeasance, a battle over shrinking natural resources, a turning point in the modern white supremacist movement, and one woman’s relentless battle for environmental justice.


Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501106378
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St.


Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta By Beverly Lowry Cover Image
$29.00
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ISBN: 9780525657231
Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

The stunning true story of a murder that rocked the Mississippi Delta and forever shaped one author’s life and perception of home.


The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People By Rick Bragg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081419
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Published: Vintage - August 2nd, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin', the warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.


Can't Be That Other Woman By Ambria Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645563891
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Published: Urban Renaissance - July 26th, 2022

Which woman will decide that she Can’t Be That Other Woman? This blazing tale of a dangerous love triangle will leave you wondering: Can two women share one man?


Zatanna: The Jewel of Gravesend By Alys Arden, Jacquelin De Leon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alys Arden, Jacquelin De Leon (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401296384
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Published: DC Comics - July 26th, 2022

From the bewitching mind behind The Casquette Girls, Alys Arden and with enchanting artwork by Jacquelin de Leon comes the story of a girl stuck in the middle of a magical rivalry and forced to choose between love, family, and magic without hurting anyone...or worse.

One of NYPL's Best Books for Teens 2022


Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel By Louis Edwards Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063012042
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Published: Amistad - July 5th, 2022

The Guggenheim Fellowship and Whiting Award-winning author Louis Edwards makes his long-awaited comeback with this epic tale of a New Orleans boy whose very creation is so filled with tension that it bedevils his destiny before he is even born.


Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans [A Cookbook] By Mason Hereford, JJ Goode (With) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984858993
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 21st, 2022

JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • IACP AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fun, flavorful cookbook with more than 95 recipes and Power-Ups featuring chef Mason Hereford’s irreverent take on Southern food, from his awarding-winning New Orleans restaurant Turkey and the Wolf
 


A Sitting in St. James By Rita Williams-Garcia Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062367310
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 31st, 2022

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award!


Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations By Nicole A. Taylor Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176211
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

The very first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth, from food writer and cookbook author Nicole A.


Things We Lost to the Water: A novel By Eric Nguyen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593311035
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Published: Vintage - April 26th, 2022

A captivating novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. This stunning debut is "vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting … in its intimacy” (The New York Times Book Review).


The Tradition: Civic Dialogue Edition By Jericho Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556596421
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 26th, 2022

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
  • One of the best-selling poets of 2020
  • 40,000 copies sold of original paperback
  • Philadelphia using The Tradition for city-wide "One Book" reading program, the first time in their history they used a poetry title
  • Jericho extremely active, with abundant interviews and events


Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast By Joan DeJean Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541600584
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Published: Basic Books - April 19th, 2022

The secret history of the rebellious Frenchwomen who were exiled to colonial Louisiana and found power in the Mississippi Valley

In 1719, a ship named La Mutine (the mutinous woman), sailed from the French port of Le Havre, bound for the Mississippi.


Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton Kingdom By Kathryn Olivarius Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780674241053
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Published: Belknap Press - April 19th, 2022

Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou (America's Third Coast) By Carl a. Brasseaux, Donald W. Davis, Rex H. Caffey (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781496838223
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 30th, 2022

Shrimp is easily America's favorite seafood, but its very popularity is the wellspring of problems that threaten the shrimp industry's existence. Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou provides insightful analysis of this paradox and a detailed, thorough history of the industry in Louisiana.


Here Lies By Olivia Clare Friedman Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780802129390
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Published: Grove Press - March 22nd, 2022

The debut novel from the "Munro-esque" (Houston Post) author of Disasters in the First World, Here Lies is Olivia Clare Friedman's visceral and portentous look at mourning, memory, and motherhood in an alternate Louisiana ravaged by climate change.


Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: South By Jaret C. Daniels Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781647551889
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Published: Adventure Publications - March 8th, 2022

Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors


The Cajun Vegan Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Classic Cajun Cooking and Southern-Inspired Cuisine By Krimsey Lilleth, Blue Star Press (Producer) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781950968473
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Published: Blue Star Press - November 23rd, 2021

Plant-based foodies rejoice: you can finally indulge in New Orleans' iconic cuisine thanks to the 130+ recipes in this first-ever Cajun vegan cookbook.


Prospect.5 New Orleans: Yesterday we said tomorrow By Naima J. Keith, Diana Nawi Cover Image
$60.00
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ISBN: 9780847868674
Published: Rizzoli Electa - November 23rd, 2021

The catalog accompanying the must-see triennial exhibition based in New Orleans—opening in October 2021—that art-world insiders consider an essential platform to see the pressing art of our moment.



Roar!: A Collection of Mighty Women By Ashley Longshore, Diane von Fürstenberg (Introduction by) Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847870783
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Published: Rizzoli - November 23rd, 2021

On the heels of Ashley Longshore’s successful I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial comes Roar! A Collection of Mighty Women: inspirational portraits of the most culturally seminal women in history, created in the artist’s colorful signature style.
 


Butterflies of the South & Southeast: Your Way to Easily Identify Butterflies (Adventure Quick Guides) By Jaret C. Daniels Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781647552138
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Published: Adventure Publications - November 9th, 2021

This tabbed booklet features photographs of Southern and Southeastern butterflies, organized by color to help readers identify the butterflies they see.


Garden Bugs & Insects of the South & Southeast: Identify Pollinators, Pests, and Other Garden Visitors (Adventure Quick Guides) By Jaret C. Daniels Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781591939801
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Published: Adventure Publications - November 9th, 2021

This tabbed booklet features Southern and Southeastern garden bugs, so you can identify them and learn how to better attract or repel them.


Cokie: A Life Well Lived By Steven V. Roberts Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062851475
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Published: Harper - November 2nd, 2021

The extraordinary life and legacy of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts—a trailblazer for women—remembered by her friends and family.


Made in Louisiana: The Story of the Acadian Accordion By Marc Savoy Cover Image
$45.00
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ISBN: 9781946160805
Published: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette - November 1st, 2021

Rougarou Stew By Kat Pigott, Mason Sibley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Pigott, Mason Sibley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455625598
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 11th, 2021

It's a dark and spooky night down in the Louisiana swamps and the Rougarou is out on the prowl, ready for a meal and to let out a howl Who is the Rougarou, you ask? I'll tell you the story; I'm up to the task. He's a scary monster with glowing red eyes. Be careful or he'll sneak up and catch you by surprise Can you nab him and turn him into Rougarou Stew?


Klan of Devils: The Murder of a Black Louisiana Deputy Sheriff By Stanley Nelson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807176078
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Published: LSU Press - October 6th, 2021

In the summer of 1965, several Ku Klux Klan members riding in a pickup truck shot two Black deputies on patrol in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Deputy Oneal Moore, the driver of the patrol car and father of four daughters, died instantly. His partner, Creed Rogers, survived and radioed in a description of the vehicle.


Flip the Script: Lessons Learned on the Road to a Championship By Ed Orgeron Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781400225224
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Published: Thomas Nelson - October 5th, 2021

The path to success is never easy. In Flip the Script you will learn the life-changing lessons of leadership and determination Coach O discovered on the road to a championship.


Down in New Orleans By Heather Graham Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781420153057
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Published: Zebra - September 28th, 2021

I didn’t do it. Those are the words Ann Marcel’s ex-husband, Jon, mutters the day he staggers through her front door, covered in blood. Five years after their divorce, Ann and Jon remain good friends, still living in Jon’s beloved New Orleans hometown. But her relationship to both is about to take a life-changing turn.


My Greenhouse By Bella Mayo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524862855
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 21st, 2021

A debut collection exploring the experience of first love and heartbreak through poetry, from actress and artist Bella Mayo.

My Greenhouse is a collection of poems inspired by the author's first romance, beginning with the seeds of infatuation, blooming for a time into real love, and then eventually dying back, making room for new growth.


Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans Da Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime By Alecia P. Long Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781469662732
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 14th, 2021

New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's decision to arrest Clay Shaw on March 1, 1967, set off a chain of events that culminated in the only prosecution undertaken in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.