Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans
Oh, I just noticed that this pic/title doesn't have the sub-title my Kindle copy had. This was a story of New Orleans beginning the night before Katrina, and centered around an elderly black man and his son and loved ones. He was descended from a slave who had been given his freedom by his white master and father, and inher...more
Julian had hurried back to New Orleans to find his dad. Simon had gone up in the attic to the roof to get out. There were so many people everywhere. Simon's house was flooded and lots to the things were ruined. Julian found the family Bible missing and knew his dad was gone to Silver Creek.
When he was younger, Simon told him if anything ever happened to go to Silver Creek (the family owned land). With the f...more
“Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, that Tara, that land, doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.”
Yes, that's Gerald O'Hara, Katie Scarlett...more
The story is told from the view of Julian, an award-winning jazz trumpeter who returns to his native New Orleans following the devastation of Katrina.
The reader joins Julian's journey to find love ones lost in the flood and alo...more
This is a gentle, poignant, book that could have gone off the rails, but it didn't. It makes one believe in large families, and love of place, love of music (I do love jazz), and the possibility that things will all turn out.
Rosalyn Story’s novel Wading Home is a story of recovery. Not so much New Orleans recovering from the devastation of Katrina, but of people recovering from the disaster and from personal despair. Focus is not on New Orleans and politics and rescue/repair efforts, but on one family—the Fortiers. Their Louisiana heritage began in days of slavery, and is studded with interesting and not-so-uncommon black/white history. Patriarch Simon Fortier, a renown New Orleans chef, now retired, lives in New Or...more
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I've read to about page 100. Very well written, fast paced story. Loving it.
Great story of renewal of city, families, friendships, life, love.
I think a large part of being Southern is knowing your place. It's more than one dimensional but a physical place is the base, I think. And Wading Home deals wit...more
I will end here but encourage all who love the rich jazz heritage of New Orleans and/or the history of African Americans in Louisiana to read this book.
I have just discovered Ros...more
I'm also not much of a romance reader. I enjoyed the mystery of the story, but the romance part of it took a...more
It's the story of a father and son, the aftermath of Katrina, the connection to their family history and land.
I thought it was well-written, with interesting characters and story lines.
The storyline had just enough suspense to give you that 'just one more chapter before I go to sleep' feeling; the only disappointment was that the very final chapter(s) were a bit trite - as if they'd been finished in a rush.
Fast-paced, yet not too predictable. Interesting and easy read.