Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell

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The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish


Elsie Blackwell

Publisher :  Unbridled Books
Pages: 240
Copyright:  2010

As Hurricane Katrina is being predicted in New Orleans, Louis Proby tells his story of the flood of 1927 and the first flooding of New Orleans.

Louis is 17 in 1927 and he is working to earn money to go to school by driving around an important politician in the area.  He sits in on a meeting with local politicians and bankers that illustrates how things were decided in government.  They decided to flood Cypress Parish and Louis is sworn to secrecy.   Louis's home, his family's new home and where his friends live will be effect.  What should he do?  Can he do anything to change the outcome?  

I enjoyed the story - a story of family, betrayal, and a piece of Southern history.  

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