Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best books of 2015


Some Louisiana books and those written by Louisiana authors were chosen for best book lists of 2015. They are:
“Katrina: After the Flood” by Gary Rivlin was named one of New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year, 2015 and one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015.
            “My Sunshine Away” by M.O. Walsh, was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015.
“Lafayette in the Somewhat United States” by Sarah Vowell was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015.
“Welcome to Braggsville” by T. Geronimo Johnson was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2015 and one of the 10 Best Books of 2015 by the Washington Post.
            McNeese State University alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles” was named one of New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year, 2015 and one of the notable fiction books of 2015 by the Washington Post.


Cheré Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.