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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
Staff Pick
"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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Zeitoun (Vintage)
Zeitoun (Vintage)
by Dave Eggers
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National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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“Elegant and wicked…. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast
Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast
by Mike Tidwell
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The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and beautiful as the terrain itself.  As award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou, he introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp... (read more)

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Zeitoun
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
Staff Pick
Dave Eggers wowed even his most ardent skeptics with What Is the What, the "autobiography" of a Sudanese immigrant that Eggers wrote based on interviews with Valentino Achak Deng. Now Eggers is back with Zeitoun, which examines the disappearance of a... (read more)

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Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans
by Dan Baum
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Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks... (read more)

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Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
by Frances Mayes
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A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun... (read more)

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Crapalachia: A Biography of Place
Crapalachia: A Biography of Place
by Scott McClanahan
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Crapalachia is a portrait of Scott McClanahan's formative years, coming of age in rural West Virginia, during a stretch of time where he was deeply influenced by his Grandma Ruby and Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Peopled by colorful... (read more)

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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
by Tony Horwitz
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National Bestseller  When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the... (read more)

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The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
by Dean King
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For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, nobody has... (read more)

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Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
Weird City: Sense of Place and Creative Resistance in Austin, Texas
by Joshua Long
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Austin, Texas, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, is experiencing one of the most dynamic periods in its history. Wedged between homogenizing growth and a long tradition of rebellious nonconformity, many Austinites feel that they are in the... (read more)

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Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr., a Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon
Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr., a Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon
by Heidi Schnakenberg
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The Reynolds tobacco family was an American dynasty like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. R.J. Dick Reynolds Jr. was born into privilege and decadence, but his disastrous personal life eventually destroyed almost every relationship he cherished... (read more)

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Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jeffereson Built
Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House That Jeffereson Built
by Marc Leepson
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How a Jewish navy veteran and his descendants saved one ofAmerica's most recognizable architectural... (read more)

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Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization
Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization
by Arnold R Hirsch
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This collection of six original essays explores the peculiar ethnic composition and history of New Orleans, which the authors persuasively argue is unique among American cities. The focus of Creole New Orleans is on the development of a colonial Franco... (read more)

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The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans
The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans
by John Bailey
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It is a spring morning in New Orleans, 1843. In the Spanish Quarter, on a street lined with flophouses and gambling dens, Madame Carl recognizes a face from her past. It is the face of a German girl, Sally Miller, who disappeared twenty-five years... (read more)

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Gumbo YA-YA: Folk Tales of Louisiana
Gumbo YA-YA: Folk Tales of Louisiana
by Lyle Saxon
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The living folklore of Louisiana returns in this new edition of the classic Gumbo Ya-Ya. Long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folk tales and customs, Gumbo Ya-Ya chronicles the stories and legends that have emergedfrom the bayou country... (read more)

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Confederacy of Silence
Confederacy of Silence
by Richard Rubin
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When Richard Rubin, fresh out of the Ivy League, accepts a job at a daily newspaper in the old Delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi, he is thrust into a place as different from his hometown of New York as any in the country. Yet to his surprise, he is... (read more)

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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orleans wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. From Floridas swamps to its courtrooms, the New Yorker writer follows one... (read more)

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Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys
Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys
by John James Audubon
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A sweeping collection of observations and episodes penned by visitors to Louisiana from the 16th century to the 1990s. These 76 pieces include writings by well-known figures ranging from Mark Twain to William Least Heat Moon and less famous wayfarers... (read more)

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