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Nine Lives

Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum

Non-fiction suggested by Janice

From Amazon – Nine 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 Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings the kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.

From Janice – My granddaughter went to Tulane University in New Orleans, and she says that professors who grew up there attest this is an accurate picture of the unique society that was New Orleans. I found it fascinating; it’s a biography of nine very different people.