Adult Summer Reading - Patrons Recommend

"City of Refuge" by Tom Piazza

I had to keep reminding myself that this is a work of fiction because the writing is so real and personal, it reads like a first-person accounting of events. The story begins a few days before Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans and takes us through the storm and its aftermath. Not surprisingly, we see how poverty and neighborhood have everything to do with how people survived - those with cars and money had a way to evacuate and those without resources were stranded. The writer makes you feel the devastation all around and leaves you with a sense of grief for the people of New Orleans.

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