Mardi Gras Reads: The New Orleans Collection

March 4, 2014 • Editorial • Views: 25

Mardi Gras (that’s French for Fat Tuesday) celebrations may date back to Medieval Europe, but everyone knows that today, New Orleans is where the party’s at. Though we couldn’t get to NOLA to witness these legendary shenanigans, we were inspired to create a new collection of New Orleans reads on Scribd. Enjoy!

The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square

Don’t know much about this history that shaped New Orleans into an eclectic city of music and culture? Let Ned Sublette fill in those gaps for you.

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The House on First Street

If a remarkable, yet hilarious account of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina sounds like it’s up your alley, then read on. This isn’t just any old memoir – it’s a tribute to the city itself.

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City of Refuge

This modern masterpiece from Tom Piazza tells the panoramic story of two families, one black and one white, in the face of one of the greatest storms in American history – Hurricane Katrina.

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The Invitation

If you’re looking for a literary look at the Big Easy before taking to the street with your Mardi Gras beads, take a gander at this short story from New Orleans native Barb Johnson.

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Too busy partying to do any reading today? Not to worry! This collection will still be here long after the mask comes off and the king cake gets eaten.