Rate this book

Wading Home: A Novel Of New Orleans (2010)

by Rosalyn Story(Favorite Author)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
1932841555 (ISBN13: 9781932841558)
Agate Bolden
review 1: This is a readable and ultimately sweetly uplifting story of two American tragedies, one sudden, the other slow and ongoing. The first is the flooding of New Orleans associated with Hurricane Katrina, but caused by government ineptitude at the federal, state, and local levels. The second is the slow and calculated removal of land from its historical African-American owners in the rural South over the past 150 years. Both stories are told with gusto and verve from the point of view of Simon and Julian Fortier, father and son rooted in New Orleans and the Louisiana delta. Story's narrative has wonderful references and evocations of the food and music of South Louisiana, which in the humble opinion of this Northern California native, is the best in the w... moreorld.
review 2: This was a wonderful book about family, heritage, hope, and weathering the storms, literal and figurative, of life. It was a compelling story that kept me interested and was filled with beautifully descriptive writing. It really captured the essence of the trials and struggles the people of New Orleans had to endure during and after Hurricane Katrina, and contained great lessons on the importance of family connections and love. less
Reviews (see all)
Good historical fiction with hurricane Katrina as the back drop.
A great story. Reminds you what's worth treasuring in life.
Decent story of post Katrina NOLA
Good book. Read February 2011.
Fine, but it's no "Treme"...
Write review
Review will shown on site after approval.
(Review will shown on site after approval)