I have no idea how many books I have read about or set in New Orleans. From the first time we visited the city on our honeymoon I was captivated and began reading anything and everything I could find about it. I was never much of a romance book reader but I would even read those if they were set in New Orleans.
Here are a handful of my favorites:
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Dee’s New Orleans Book Recommendations
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza
The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice