Back to The District. As lush and provocative as new orleans is itself, Storyville sweeps across lines of caste and blood, money, and desire—and into the voluptuous secrets of a city tempting as any on earth. The novel's atmosphere is redolent of honeysuckle and jasmine, café brûlot and cinnamon buns.
Newsday. Though they occupy different universes in New Orleans, somehow all roads bring Kate and Julia to the same place. From turn-of-the-century new orleans, a city renowned for sin, comes a tale of two women inextricably linked by "The District" of Storyville, seduction, and sex, where prostitution was legal—and flourishing.
Kate—young, beautiful, and abandoned by a man who doesn't love her—finds herself thrown on the mercies of the city. Julia randsome is a transplanted Yankee, a supporter of women's rights, who against everyone's advice marries into one of the city's most prominent families.
Madam: A Novel of New Orleans
J. When vice had a legal home and jazz was being born—the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam New Orleans, 1900 . Mary deubler makes a meager living as an “alley whore. That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed “Storyville.
Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms. But with gumption, even a touch of Voodoo, twists of fate, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington.
Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. Bellocq, madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights.
Storyville, New Orleans: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Notorious Red Light District
Drawing upon interviews and research, the author investigates New Orleans' experiment with legalized prostitution between 1897 and 1917 Used book in Good Condition.
The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary and Sewing Circle: A Novel
Now unemployed, hilly and the rest of the ex-bra seamstresses land in the Displaced Homemakers Program at Florabama's podunk community college. Beautifully repackaged, lois Battle's funny, heartfelt, and poignant novel will utterly enchant readers with its rich tapestry of unforgettable female friendships.
Used book in Good Condition. There they unexpectedly join forces with Bonnie Duke Cullman, an Atlanta society wife who's been downsized out of her marriage, and together they embark on a midlife survival course that will transform them all. Come back to florabama, " quips hilly pruitt, in this heartwarming new York Times bestseller for "a magical and surprising tour of the Deep South" Pat Conroy "We've been screwed blue and tattooed, Alabama, upon hearing the news of Cherished Lady Lingerie's closing.
The Last Madam: A Life In The New Orleans Underworld
Da capo Press. Sexy and shrewd, she quickly went from streetwalker to madam and by 1920 had opened what became a legendary house of prostitution. Shortly before she died in 1974, she tape-recorded her memories-the scandalous stories of a powerful woman who had the city's politicians in her pocket and whose lovers included the twenty-five-year-old boy next door, whom she married when she was sixty-four.
The incredible life of french quarter legend Norma Wallace--and a portrait of an era in New Orleans history rife with charm and decadence "Wonderful. Admirably recreates a slice of a life otherwise devoured by time"--Michael Lewis, at age fifteen, New York Times Book ReviewIn 1916, Norma Wallace arrived in New Orleans.
Combining those tapes with original research, thick with the vice and corruption that flourished there-and, Christine Wiltz chronicles not just Norma's rise and fall but also the social history of New Orleans, like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Philistines at the Hedgerow, resurrects a vanished secret world.
. There she entertained a steady stream of governors, gangsters, and movie stars until she was arrested at last in 1962. Used book in Good Condition.