“It was all so beautiful, everything, from all directions, evenly, perfectly, balancing day with night, summer months with winter - like the mind holding all thoughts together in a single moment.”
"‘I alight at Esplanade in a smell of roasting coffee and creosote and walk up Royal Street. The lower Quarter is the best part. The ironwork on the balconies sags like rotten lace...'
WALKER PERCY, THE MOVIEGOER
Reading Michael Ondaatje’s ‘Coming Through Slaughter’ in Central City, New Orleans
‘Interview With the Vampire’ is a rich slice of gothic - and a perfect guidebook to New Orleans
'A Confederacy of Dunces' captures the exuberant spirit of Bourbon Street
THE DEEP SOUTH
"If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat."
I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
Guest blogger Colin Burrows tests his memory in Georgia's most bookpacker-friendly city
A bookpacking experience in Cajun Louisiana
Celebrated author Ernest J. Gaines recalls his sharecropper childhood and escaping the Jim Crow South
The political thriller 'All the King's Men' is a cautionary tale for Trump's America
A poem by Walt Whitman speaks for troubled times
Kick off your shoes and get the sand between your toes - a new Bookpackers journey begins
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
"Rain, the spirit of the place, patiently beat down everything man-made."
SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS