April 20, 2003
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.
|Lake 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.||Photographer 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.|
|New 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.||Nero 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.|
|Atlanta 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 (www.1stbooks.com), ISBN 1-4033-4001-3.||A 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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