Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1 Dead in Attic, by Chris Rose
This book is a collection of columns about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that originally appeared in the Times-Picayune. They begin just after the hurricane passed through the Gulf Coast, when Rose was holed up in a New Orleans home with a few other reporters from the paper. They continue into 2006 to the one-year anniversary. The columns are especially effective in demonstrating the human toll, including to Rose's own life.But there is an element of hope as well, and the author's love for his city shines through. This book is essential reading for those interested in what happened to the people of New Orleans after the levees broke.