, January 29, 2007
This is not a typical Anne Rice book and it is, I think, her best. A historical novel about the city of New Orleans "gens de couleur libres" prior to the Civil War, it is rich in the cultural history of one of this country's most colorful and important cities. There is so much to be learned here about this facet of New Orleans' past set against a well-written storyline. The book was recently adapted into a TV movie that did not do it justice. Feast of All Saints is a feast full of insight and appreciation of New Orleans' past.