"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.
Plan Your Landscape or Garden to Help Beloved Backyard Visitors
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
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.
“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
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.
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.
Your Quick Guide to Identifying Butterflies in the Southern USA
Get this tabbed booklet to garden insects and bugs, and learn how to identify and attract (or repel ) them.
The extraordinary life and legacy of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts—a trailblazer for women—remembered by her friends and family.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Food Network • Time Out • Taste 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
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.
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.
Cook your way across Louisiana with beloved chef Kevin Belton's newest cookbook
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
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.
A learn-by-doing guide to developing, testing, and pitching a startup idea, balancing a pragmatic approach and rigorous academic content.
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.
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.
"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
“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
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?
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.
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.
The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C.
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.
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.
"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 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.
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
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.
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 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 USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
"Remarkable debut.... [a] nearly flawless tale of loss, perseverance and redemption."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
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
Get to Know the Famous Louisiana City's Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.
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
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.
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.
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?
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 ranks among the most famous drinks of a city famous for its drinking, but where did the classic New Orleans cocktail originate?
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:
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.
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.
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
A Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, and The Splendid Table Best New Cookbook
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.