Tricentennial Reading List, closing thoughts

Feb 5, 2019

Welcome to the final segment of the Tricentennial Reading List, as Susan Larson discusses books, both on the list and worthy of mention.

Lagniappe List

Katrina Books – Nonfiction

  • Voices Rising: Stories from the Katrina Narratives Project, edited by Rebeca Antoine 
  • The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, by Douglas Brinkley
  • Heart Like Water: Surviving Katrina and Life in Its Disaster Zone, by Joshua Clark 
  • Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, by Jed Horne 
  • A Season of Night: New Orleans Life After Katrina, by Ian McNulty
  • The Path of Destruction: Hurricane Katrina and the Coming Age of Superstorms, by John McQuaid and Mark Scheifstein
  • Year Zero: A Year of Reporting from Post-Katrina New Orleans, by NolaFugees
  • The Times Picayune Katrina: The Ruin and Recovery of New Orleans, by The Times-Picayune
  • Why New Orleans Matters, by Tom Piazza 
  • 1 Dead in Attic, by Chris Rose
  • The Katrinaville Chronicles: Images and Observations from a New Orleans Photographer, by David Spielman 
  • The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina: The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist, by Ivor van Heerden
  • The Katrina Papers:  A Journal of Trauma and Recovery, by Jerry Ward

Katrina Books – Fiction

  • The Floating World, by Morgan Babst
  • Jesus Out to Sea and The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke
  • Life in the Wake: Fiction from Post-Katrina New Orleans, edited by Joe Longo and Jarret Lofstead
  • City of Refuge, by Tom Piazza