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Notable: Remembering Katrina

Notable

Remembering Katrina

Five years ago today, Hurricane Katrina devastated one of America's great cities. Three books reflect the disaster and its aftermath.

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon) by Josh Neufeld reports the moving and harrowing stories of seven survivors of Katrina in graphic book form; this critically acclaimed bestseller is now in paperback.

Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story (DC/Vertigo) by Mat Johnson and Simon Gane is another graphic book, this one a fictional crime story about a bank robbery scheme in New Orleans in the aftermath of the storm.

Ninth Ward (Little, Brown) by Jewell Parker Rhodes is a novel for young readers about 12-year-old Lanesha, who lives in the tight-knit neighborhood of the title, one of those most terribly damaged by the storm.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Remembering Katrina 08/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 27, 2010 6:38pm]

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