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New York Times on Katrina's “Hell and High Water”

The New York Times Book Review published a feature on Sunday called “Hell and High Water,” looking at two non-fiction accounts of the Hurricane Katrina devistation. The first, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Co by historian Douglas Brinkley, showcases interviews with New Orleans and Southern residents who weathered the storm, weighing in at over 700 pages. The second, Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City written by New Orleans newspaper editor Jed Horne, is a more ground-level look at New Orleans both before and after the hurricane. Both of these books are available for order at a discount rate from the NewSouth Bookstore, (866) 639-7688.

Of course, NewSouth also recommends the first work of fiction set during the storm, Tubby Meets Katrina, by New Orleans attorney Tony Dunbar. Tubby Meets Katrina has already been hailed by a number of reviewers, and Library Journal called Tony Dunbar’s portrayal of New Orleans “remarkable.” Tubby Meets Katrina is available directly from NewSouth Books, Amazon, or your local or online book retailer.