What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. a number of "romance" novels in New Orleans written in 40s I think.

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message 1: by Justina (new)

Justina Hayden | 7 comments This was not a series. Just a number of very readable stories of New Orleans. I seem to recall one title with [upstairs window:] in it. (Helpful, no?) The author's first name may have been Katherine or Kathleen. I'm pretty sure I was about 8 or 9 when I started reading them which would make it 1948 or 49. I seem to remember waiting for new ones as they became available at the stationary store that had a small rental library. They got books in that the public library didn't bother with.
It's where I first learned about Mardi Gras and "crewes" and shotgun houses.


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HeavyReader | 450 comments I used to work at a historic research center in New Orleans. When I worked there, we did research via mail, email, and telephone if the research wasn't terribly extensive. They might be able to help you. When I worked there, the staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Here's the contact info

Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Ph. 504.598.7171
email: wrc@hnoc.org

You probably want to direct your inquiry to a librarian.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37562 comments Mod
Justina, are you still looking for this set of romance novels?


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Lobstergirl | 37562 comments Mod
No response; moved to Abandoned.


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