Where We Know
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"Where We Know creates a mosaic of the ultimate mosaic city...these writers illuminate the city's past and the present in a gritty homage fit for natives and foreigners alike. Designed as though Chin Music Press/Broken Levee Books intends to singlehandedly resurrect the art of bookmaking, Where We Know is a book you'll want at your bedside and on your coffee table." —Lucia Silva, NPR's "Morning Edition"

"From 'Tattooing Katrina' to a marvelous essay on trumpeter Terence Blanchard to a meditation on food as prayer at the New Orleans table, the pieces are both elegiac and hopeful." —Shelf Awareness

"Rutledge (English, Univ. of New Orleans) shows himself, in an introduction both touching and sincere, to understand fully the city and its struggles, to love New Orleans for what it is and what it can be, what it means both to those who decided to stay and those who left." —Library Journal

"Where We Know is a must for anyone who wants a more excellent understanding of the tenacity of the people of New Orleans." —The Midwest Book Review

"Keeping with the precedent set by its predecessor Where We Know has been not only compiled and edited with care but admirably designed to reflect the character and spirit of New Orleans. It's great, not least because it reminds us of the plight of a devastated city still struggling to get back on its feet." Ace Jet 170 Blog

Praise for Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?, the first book in our New Orleans trilogy.

"Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? not only captures the valued and unique facets of our culture; it provides a kind of emotional prism, ways of looking at this time of love and rage; fear and anger; despair and fierce — and I mean fierce — hope." — Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune

"In future evacuations, this is the book to throw in the suitcase." — The Simon

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