New Orleans Memories: One Writer's City by Carolyn Kolb

New Orleans Memories: One Writer's City

byCarolyn Kolb

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2013

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Carolyn Kolb provides a delightful and detailed look into the heart of her city, New Orleans. She is a former Times-Picayune reporter and current columnist for New Orleans Magazine, where versions of these essays appeared as "Chronicles of Recent History." Kolb takes her readers, both those who live in New Orleans and those who love it as visitors, on a virtual tour of her favorite people and places. Divided into sections on food, Mardi Gras, literature, and music, these short essays can be read in one gulp or devoured slowly over time. Either way, the reader will find a welcome companion and guide in Kolb.

In bringing her stories up to date, Kolb's writings reflect an ongoing pattern of life in her fascinating city. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some of these things remembered will never return. Some of the people whose stories Kolb tells are no longer with us. It is important to her, and to us, that they not be forgotten. Kolb, and her readers, can honor them by sharing and enjoying their stories. As Kolb says, "When things fail, when the lights go out and the roof caves in and the water rises, all that remains, ultimately, is the story." This collection of such stories was made with love.

Title:New Orleans Memories: One Writer's CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:University Press of MississippiLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617038849

ISBN - 13:9781617038846

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Editorial Reviews

"Carolyn Kolb's book is titled New Orleans Memories: One Writer's City, but it encompasses anyone who has ever put pen to paper in the Crescent City. It is both personal and universal and will be a joy to read over and again."

--Nell Nolan, social columnist, teacher, and actress