Telling the Truth Even When It Hurts: Louisiana Memoirists Share Their Stories of Hope and Healing

Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496827722
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - April 15th, 2020

In the summers of the early 1970s, Morris Ardoin and his siblings helped run their family's roadside motel in a hot, buggy, bayou town in Cajun Louisiana. The stifling, sticky heat inspired them to find creative ways to stay cool and out of trouble.

50 Miles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999753446
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Published: Etruscan Press - January 21st, 2020

Fifty Miles is a memoir in linked essays that addresses addiction and alcoholism. The book traces the life and death of the author's son, Gray, a talented but troubled young man, to a drug overdose at thirty, as well as the author's own recovery from substance abuse.