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Reading Matters

April 20, 2003

Suzanne Johnson
Michael DeMocker

From oyster loaves at Casamentos to the mean streets of L.A., from scandal in the White House to historic Southern synagogues, Tulane authors write to illuminate their world--and ours.

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Course That Never WasLake       Charles, La., attorney J. Michael Veron (A&S '72, L '74) is back with       another successful novel featuring attorney and golfing sleuth Charley Hunter       in this followup to last year's The Greatest Player Who Never Lived.       A must-read for fans of golf and mystery. Published by Sleeping Bear Press       (hardback)/ Broadway Books (paperback), ISBN 0-7679-0717-5.Cover of Etouffee, Mon 
AmourPhotographer       Kerri McCaffety (N '89) continues her visual chronicles of New Orleans with       her latest, Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New       Orleans. From the venerable Antoine's to the classic simplicity of       Peristyle, McCaffety takes readers on a culinary restaurant-by-restaurant       tour like no other. Published by Pelican Press, ISBN 1-56554-926-0.
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ChanceNew       York author John Reed (A&S '91) created a firestorm of controversy with       his post-9/11-written Snowball's Chance, a disturbing--but intriguing--continuation       of life on the farm as it might have occurred following the end of George       Orwell's classic Animal Farm. Look behind the antics of materialistic       pigs and outcast beavers to unearth a startling view of life in the new       millennium. Published by Roof Books, ISBN 0-931824-05-3.Cover of The Last 
DefenseNero       Wolfe Award-winning mystery writer and Los Angeles Times critic       Dick Lochte (A&S '58) has teamed up for the third time with attorney       Christopher Darden, a key prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, for The       Last Defense, a legal dramatic thriller that picks up where their previous       works, L.A. Justice and The Trials of Nikki Hill, left off. Lochte       also has five successful solo works, including Lucky Dog, Laughing Dog       and Sleeping Dog. The Last Defense published by New American       Library, ISBN 0-451-20732-7.
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Odd Man OutAtlanta       sales trainer and former Marine Corps Capt. Robert J. Sutter (A&S '75)       enters the realm of fiction with his first novel, Odd Man Out .       Filled with commitment and betrayal, faith and faithlessness, two brothers       survive Vietnam only to come up against their own value systems, 30 years       later, amid assassination and intrigue at the White House and Camp David.       Published by 1stBooks (,       ISBN 1-4033-4001-3.Cover of 
Shalom Y'allA       Los Angeles curator and educator, Vicki Reikes Fox (N '74) provides the       text to accompany the photography of Bill Aron in Shalom Y'all: Images       of Jewish Life in the American South. Fox, founding project director       of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, uses a lively mix of quotes       and explanatory text to bring Aron's beautiful images to life. Published       by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing, ISBN       1-56512-355-7.

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