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The Big Book of King Cake Cover Image
By Matt Haines, Randy Krause Schmidt (Photographer)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781733634120
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - December 14th, 2021

"I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival," author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition.


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Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: South 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


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Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984858993
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 15th, 2022

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
 


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The Tradition: Civic Dialog Edition Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781556596421
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - January 25th, 2022

In this special edition of Jericho Brown's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Tradition, you are invited to participate in an urgent dialog--sparked by poetry--about what it means to be human. Including a discussion guide and an interview with the author, The Tradition: Civic Dialog Editionis meant to catalyze and inspire deep and engaging community conversations.


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

“Krimsey’s restaurant was a real favorite of ours. We had her food at Billie’s rehearsals often…fortunately for all of us, she just put out a Cajun vegan cookbook.” - Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish and FINNEAS and founder of the plant-based food initiative Support+Feed
 


Prospect.5 New Orleans: Yesterday we said tomorrow Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847868674
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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 Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847870783
Availability: Backordered
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) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781647552138
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Published: Adventure Publications - November 9th, 2021

Your Quick Guide to Identifying Butterflies in the Southern USA


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

Get this tabbed booklet to garden insects and bugs, and learn how to identify and attract (or repel ) them.


Cokie: A Life Well Lived 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 Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781946160805
Availability: Backordered
Published: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette - November 1st, 2021

Rougarou Stew 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 Cover Image
$29.95
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 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 Cover Image
$8.99
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 Cover Image
$14.99
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 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.


The Creeks Will Rise: People Coexisting with Floods Cover Image
By William S. Becker, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781682752753
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Published: Chicago Review Press - Fulcrum - September 7th, 2021

Climate change is causing larger and more frequent weather disasters.
Floods are the most frequent and costly in the United States, causing $17 billion annually in damages between 2010 and 2018—and experts predict damages will double by 2051.


Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593137680
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 7th, 2021

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Food NetworkTime OutTaste of Home • “As much about a collection of recipes that makes your mouth water and tugs at your heart with food memories as it is about the chronicles and life lessons of a true comeback kid.”—Carla Hall


Taste of Tremé: Creole, Cajun, and Soul Food from New Orleans' Famous Neighborhood of Jazz Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781646042623
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Published: Ulysses Press - September 7th, 2021

Dive into the heart of New Orleans and whip up classic Cajun and Creole comfort food in your own kitchen and laissez les bons temps rouler.

In Tremé, jazz is always in the air and something soulful is simmering on the stove.


I Love You as Big as Louisiana Cover Image
By Rose Rossner, Joanne Partis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781728244181
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Published: Hometown World - September 1st, 2021

The Big Door Prize Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735218505
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 31st, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be.


Kevin Belton's Cookin' Louisiana: Flavors from the Parishes of the Pelican State Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781423658382
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 31st, 2021

Cook your way across Louisiana with beloved chef Kevin Belton's newest cookbook


The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593133408
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Published: One World - August 17th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A collection of raucous stories that offer a “vibrant and true mosaic” (The New York Times) of New Orleans, from the critically acclaimed author of We Cast a Shadow
 


Cajun Kiss of Death: A Cajun Country Mystery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781643857381
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - August 10th, 2021

The next shot from Cupid's bow may be fatal in USA Today bestselling, Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron's hearty and delightful seventh Cajun Country mystery.


Entrepreneurship in the Wild: A Startup Field Guide Cover Image
$43.75
ISBN: 9780262542579
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Published: The MIT Press - August 10th, 2021

A learn-by-doing guide to developing, testing, and pitching a startup idea, balancing a pragmatic approach and rigorous academic content.


Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063012035
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Published: Amistad - August 10th, 2021

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.


Southern Grit: 100+ Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Cook Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781797205571
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 10th, 2021

A modern take on Southern cooking with 100+ accessible Southern recipes and hospitality tips, from Kelsey Barnard Clark, 2016 Top Chef winner and Fan Favorite

From preeminent chef, multitasking mom, proud Southerner, and 2016 Top Chef winner Kelsey Barnard Clark comes this fresh take on Southern cooking and entertaining.


Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250798619
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Published: Picador - August 3rd, 2021

"A haunting tapestry of interwoven stories that inform us not just about our past but about the resentment-bred demons that are all too present in our society today . . . The interconnected strands of race and history give Ball’s entrancing stories a Faulknerian resonance." —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review


Under the Bayou Moon Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780800737511
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Published: Fleming H. Revell Company - August 3rd, 2021

You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062935687
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 3rd, 2021

“This masterpiece of dogged and loving reporting will astonish you and touch your heart. The struggles and quest for redemption of football star Jackie Wallace make for a fall-from-grace tale that’s both unsettling and uplifting.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci


A Halloween Scare in Louisiana Cover Image
By Eric James, Marina Le Ray (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781728233659
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hometown World - August 1st, 2021

It's Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?


My Louisiana Prayer (My Prayer) Cover Image
By Karen Calderon (Illustrator), Trevor McCurdie
$9.99
ISBN: 9781728244488
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Published: Hometown World - August 1st, 2021

The Second Life of Mirielle West: A Haunting Historical Novel Perfect for Book Clubs Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496726513
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Published: Kensington - July 27th, 2021

The glamorous world of a silent film star’s wife abruptly crumbles when she’s forcibly quarantined at the Carville Lepers Home in this page-turning story of courage, resilience, and reinvention set in 1920s Louisiana and Los Angeles. Based on little-known history, this timely book will strike a chord with readers of Fiona Davis, Tracey Lange, and Marie Benedict.
 


Guns & Smoke Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781734402346
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Published: Lauren Sevier - July 10th, 2021

In a world where safety is a luxury and honor is found only among outlaws, two people attempt to outrun dangers lurking around each corner and the tragedies that define them.



Forever This Summer (Love Like Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780759555204
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C.


The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984819901
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.


A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819093
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 15th, 2021

In this inspiring coming-of-age memoir, a world-renowned astrophysicist emerges from an impoverished childhood and crime-filled adolescence to ascend through the top ranks of research physics.
 


The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641604444
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 8th, 2021

"A fresh new perspective that will be a true revolution to readers and will open new lines of discussion on . . . the importance of the city of New Orleans for generations to come." —Dr.


The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry: A People's History (America's Third Coast) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496833501
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - June 4th, 2021

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers--oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly adapted to the resources of the region. For generations the industry has provided employment and sustenance to Coast peoples.


A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781631499067
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Published: Liveright - June 1st, 2021

Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020
Finalist • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction Books of 2020
Library Journal • Best Science & Technology Books of 2020
Booklist • 10 Top Sci-Tech Books of 2020
New York Times Book Review • Editor's Choice


Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496833327
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 26th, 2021

In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans's complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre- and post-Civil War. The authors open and close their manuscript with the dramatic removal of the city's Confederate statues.


A Sitting in St. James Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062367297
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 25th, 2021

Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award!

"Monumental." —Booklist (starred review)

"A marathon masterpiece."—Kirkus (starred review)

"Necessary."—SLJ (starred review)


They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496833075
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 4th, 2021

They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans is the previously untold story of perhaps the oldest outsider settlement in America, an invisible community on the annually flooded shores of the Mississippi River. This community exists in the place between the normal high and low water line of the Mississippi River, a zone known in Louisiana as the batture.


The Girls in the Stilt House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728217710
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 6th, 2021

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

"Remarkable debut.... [a] nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance and redemption."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review


We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. 

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s co


Walking New Orleans: 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Recreational Wonderlands Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643590356
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Published: Wilderness Press - March 30th, 2021

Get to Know the Famous Louisiana City's Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods


A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781604699586
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Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.


Twenty-First-Century Southern Writers: New Voices, New Perspectives Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496833341
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 4th, 2021

Contributions by Destiny O. Birdsong, Jean W. Cash, Kevin Catalano, Amanda Dean Freeman, David Gates, Richard Gaughran, Rebecca Godwin, Joan Wylie Hall, Dixon Hearne, Phillip Howerton, Emily D. Langhorne, Shawn E. Miller, Melody Pritchard, Nick Ripatrazone, Bes Stark Spangler, Scott Hamilton Suter, Melanie Benson Taylor, Jay Varner, and Scott D. Yarbrough


Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America's Longest-Running Mysteries Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781946160720
Availability: Backordered
Published: Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette - March 1st, 2021

Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781469660240
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 1st, 2021

Among the staple foods most welcomed on southern tables--and on tables around the world--rice is without question the most versatile. As Michael W. Twitty observes, depending on regional tastes, rice may be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; as main dish, side dish, and snack; in dishes savory and sweet.


Economy Hall: The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780917860805
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Published: Historic New Orleans Collections - February 25th, 2021

It is impossible to imagine New Orleans, and by extension American history, without the vibrant and singular Creole culture. In the face of an oppressive white society, members of the Soci t d'Economie et d'Assistance Mutuelle built a community and held it together through the era of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow terrorism.


The Nightcrawler King: Memoirs of an Art Museum Curator (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781496829818
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - December 21st, 2020

While growing up in rural Indiana during World War II, William Fagaly began his first venture--collecting and selling earthworms to locals--from which he was christened with a childhood moniker.


Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution—the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series
 
Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America?


I Wanna Do That!: The Magic of Mardi Gras Marching Krewes Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781733634151
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - November 17th, 2020

The move from spectator to participant is a quantum leap. Yet each Mardi Gras in New Orleans, thousands of people make that leap, abandoning inhibition and reveling in the ever-growing creative phenomenon of marching krewes.


The Sazerac Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807171660
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Published: LSU Press - September 16th, 2020

The Sazerac ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but where did the classic New Orleans cocktail originate?


The ABCs of Lsu Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807173879
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Published: LSU Press - August 12th, 2020

Tiger Nation's youngest generation will delight in The ABCs of LSU. Rhymed verse and colorful drawings introduce children to the landmarks, history, activities, and traditions of Louisiana's flagship university. Each page of the book highlights a different letter of the alphabet:


Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495038
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Published: Liveright - July 14th, 2020

The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled—hidden away with their “shameful” disease.


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
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Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
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Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

Winner, IACP Book of the Year
Winner, IACP Best American Cookbook
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Saveur, Washington Post, and Garden & Gun Best Cookbook of the Year
Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, and The Splendid Table Best New Cookbook

A Forbes


The Magic of Marie Laveau: Embracing the Spiritual Legacy of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781578636730
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Published: Weiser Books - February 1st, 2020

The life and work of the legendary “Pope of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau—a free woman of color who practically ruled New Orleans in the mid-1800s

Marie Laveau may be the most influential American practitioner of the magical arts; certainly, she is among the most famous. She is the subject of songs, films, and legends and the star of New Orleans ghost tours.