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Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Hill, Sandra.

Summary: On the run from a loan shark and the Dixie Mafia, Louisiana beauty salon owner Charmaine LeDeux discovers that she is still married to her supposedly ex-husband, Raoul Lanier, when she seeks refuge at the ranch that they have inherited together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

Elston, Ashley

Summary: Owen Foster is pulled from his elite New Orleans boarding school when his father's assets are seized and, back in his small town, begins to piece together his father's past despite mounting danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ELS

Brown, Sandra

Summary: "The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a brokenhearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell. Still there are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies-- Ken, Tricia's handsome husband, who married...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audiobooks 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRO

Brown, Sandra

Summary: "The adopted daughter of the most powerful man in town, Schyler Crandall left Heaven, Louisiana, a brokenhearted girl. Now a crisis has brought her home to a family in conflict, a logging empire on the brink of disaster, and seething secrets that make Heaven hotter than hell. Still there are her beautiful younger sister, Tricia, with her cruel lies-- Ken, Tricia's handsome husband, who married...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audiobooks 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRO

Burke, James Lee

Summary: Nearly 50 years ago, Dave's brother Jimmie fell in love with a prostitue before she inexplicably vanished. When a dying man whispers the prostitute's name, Jimmie and Dave set out to find her. Never one to shy away from responsibility, Dave is also helping the New Iberia, Louisiana sheriff's department track down a serial killer. Surrounded by bloodshed and mired in darkness, Dave's one ray of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, LLC 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD FICTION Burke

Elston, Ashley

Summary: After using their family business to embezzle millions and drain the employees' retirement accounts, Owen's father vanished without a trace, leaving Owen and his mother to deal with the fallout. When Owen and his mother receive increasingly frightening threats from someone out for revenge, he knows he must get to the bottom of what really happened.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ELS

Martin, Jacqueline Briggs.

Summary: When a case of chicken measles steals the voice of the blue-headed rooster who used to crow all day long, his friend, a plain brown hen, brings musicians to remind him to sing and save him from becoming "quiet rooster stew."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC MAR

Burke, James Lee

Summary: Five separate mysteries featuring detective Dave Robicheaux.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUR

Dufresne, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUF

Christie, Judy Pace

Summary: Lois Barker trades her corporate life at a large paper in the Midwest for the ownership of The Green News-Item, a twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. As the not-so-proud new owner, Lois is obliged to keep the paper for a least a year, despite her doubts and fears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC CHR

Kelly, Erin Entrada.

Summary: Abandoned by their father and living in poverty with their heartless stepmother in Louisiana, two sisters from the Philippines, twelve-year-old Sol and six-year-old Ming, learn the true meaning of family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: JFIC KEL

Quinn, Spencer

Summary: Bowser the mutt lives with eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother in the normally quiet Louisiana bayou town of St. Roch, but news that a Bull shark has somehow made its way into the swamp has everyone excited, and the cash bounty for landing the shark has lured some very shady characters into town--one hunter in particular is prepared to go to any lengths to collect the money.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION QUI

Burke, James Lee

Summary: "Dave Robicheaux is a haunted man. From the acts he committed in Vietnam, to his battles with alcoholism, to the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts pepper his reality. Robicheaux's only beacon remains serving as a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana. It's in that capacity that Robicheaux crosses paths with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Burke 2018

Harris, Charlaine.

Summary: Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse contends with the outcome of the Fae War, her feelings for vampire Eric Northman, and the Shifter community going public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ace Books 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS HAR

Burke, James Lee

Summary: "Dave Robicheaux is a haunted man. From the acts he committed in Vietnam, to his battles with alcoholism, to the sudden loss of his beloved wife, Molly, his thoughts drift from one irreconcilable memory to the next. Images of ghosts pepper his reality. Robicheaux's only beacon remains serving as a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana. It's in that capacity that Robicheaux crosses paths with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BUR

Lynn, Cari.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC LYN

Lamana, Julie T.

Summary: At the end of August 2005, ten-year-old Armani is looking forward to her birthday party in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she and her extended family live, but Hurricane Katrina is on the way, bringing destruction and tragedy in its wake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAM

Little, Kimberley Griffiths.

Summary: Tara Doucet is grieving for her grandmother, and her family is falling apart around her, but it seems like her grandmother has preplanned an elaborate itinerary for her to follow which will lead her and her sister Riley from Louisiana to a South Pacific island and into danger--and everywhere she turns butterflies follow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LIT

Burke, James Lee

Summary: While investigating a homicide, Dave Robicheaux, who is struggling with PTSD, alcoholism, and the loss of his wife, suspects he may have been the killer and endeavors to clear his name and make sense of the killing.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BUR

Holt, Kimberly Willis.

Summary: After bidding goodbye to her friends Michael and Nicole, who are moving away, Piper and her sisters spend winter break with their two sets of grandparents in Piney Woods, Louisiana, where Piper learns that the best adventures are the unexpected ones.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOL

Wilcox, James.

Summary: A homosexual's search for love. He is Lloyd Norris a computer programmer living with his ex-wife who advises him to be more open about his homosexuality so he can find a boyfriend. But Norris is timid.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Burke, James Lee

Summary: Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux finds himself entangled with childhood friends with a violent famly history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: Set on a Louisiana sugar can plantation in the 1970s, the book is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI