For a while, everyone was writing their post-Katrina memoir. In fact, there are still new Katrina memories appearing on the bookshelves. The story has been told from hundreds of perspectives.
But people also write about the music, the food, the French, the architecture, the races, the history, the ineffable culture. Because we can't ever get enough of it. We have to know more.
I stopped to examine the selection. There were children's books and business books and romance novels. I wondered if they might not get moldy in this incessant rain. But maybe they circulate quickly enough.
It was just another charming reminder of how different this place is from other cities.