What are the best books with a Louisiana setting?

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    #1The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

    The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

    The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale is thick with southern Louisiana charm. It's a story of love, friendship and learning to hold on even when life is hard, but also of letting go.

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    Brenda Morales
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The south is one of my favorite places to escape to while reading. And this book is one of the best I've ever read and would highly recommend it as a must read book."
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    #2Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)

    Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
    This thriller written by Anne Rice combines terror, suspense and erotica. The first book of The Vampire Chronicles tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter.



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    Harry Lewis
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A book that everybody will enjoy reading. It has it all, love vampires, suspense, erotica and much more."
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    #3A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-winning play about Blanche DuBois and her attempt to have a normal life while living with her sister Stella and her abusive husband Stanley Kowalski.                                                     

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    Thomas Jensen
    Written on April 20, 2018
    ""A Streetcar Named Desire" is a solid play in and of itself but how good is it as a book, one might ask... I'd say, those characters aren't made only for the paper. They are too explosive and too powerful to be contained on the book pages. This is a play which was meant to be experienced not in a book form, but on a stage... "
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    #4In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux)

    In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux)

    In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead is the sixth novel in the Dave Robicheaux series by SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author James Lee Burke. Hunting a sadistic killer leads Robicheaux to dangerous waters.

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    Grace Collins
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is book six in a series of 20 novels that keeps me on my toes. Once I pick up one of these books, I can't put it down! The ability of the author to take the reader straight into Louisiana and keep you there is outstanding!"
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    #5The Awakening

    The Awakening

    The Awakening by Kate Chopin was first published in 1899, and at the time shocked the readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. The novel is also still widely admired today for its literary qualities.

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    Sara Bradley
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Kate Chopin captures the Louisiana lifestyle perfectly in this book. This classic is perfect for anyone interested in a romance story."
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    #6The Other Side of Freedom

    The Other Side of Freedom

    The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney is set in a southern US farming community in 1925. It's the story of 13-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father who both became unwilling participants in a murder.

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    Paridhi Sengupta
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a great book for teens (at least my teen liked it!). It is a 'quick' read, but the plot line will keep you engaged (the suspense itself made me want to read through to the end in one sitting). The other bonus is that it's really a bit of a history lesson, not just about Louisiana, but about prohibition and the politics that surrounded that decision. "
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    #710 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)

    10 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)
    10 Steps to Girlfriend Status is volume 2 of The Bird Face series by Cynthia T. Toney. It addresses a first innocent romance, ancestral interracial relationship, blended family, and friendship with and an Alzheimer's victim.
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    James McCoy
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love reading novels of a certain genre. I am especially interested in the South. 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status was what I needed. This touch on the Louisiana south and really focused on a great plot. The trials and tribulations were very important."
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    #8A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces
    A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece by John Kennedy Toole's, The hero, Ignatius J. Reilly is a huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, latter-day Gargantua, and Don Quixote of the French Quarter.
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    Ronald Tran
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "it sound so nice"
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    #9Ruined (Ruined)

    Ruined (Ruined)
    Ruined is book 1 of the Ruined series by Paula Morris. It's a gripping young adult supernatural novel set in New Orleans - or Twilight with a ghostly twist.
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    Henry Gray
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A ghost story that includes not only the greatest city ever but an awesome story to boot! Throws you right for a loop."
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    #10The Love Potion (Cajun)

    The Love Potion (Cajun)

    In book one of Sandra Hill's Cajun series, The Love Potion sensual mayhem ensues when chemist Dr. Sylvie Fontaine accidentally gives the love potion she has discovered to lawyer Lucien LeDeux.

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    Kevin Weaver
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book was a bit too steamy for me. I really enjoyed the setting, but not so much the plot. Not for me, but I'm sure other people will love it. "
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    #11Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark)

    Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark)

    Sweet Ruin is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the sixteenth book in Immortals After Dark series written by Kresley Cole. It is published in 2015 by Gallery Books. 

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    Bruce Campbell
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark) is a very thrilling romance. I love the setting of this story. The characters are incredibly likable and easy to identify with. The story is engaging and a fun read."
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    #12Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Avon. 

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    Donald Howell
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "full of the women's story"
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    #13Pearl in the Mist (Landry)

    Pearl in the Mist  (Landry)

    Pearl in the Mist by V.C Andrews is a young adult horror and speculative fiction novel originally published in October 1994. This is the second book in Andrews' Landry series. It was followed by All that Glitters in 1995.

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    #14All That Glitters

    All That Glitters

    All that Glitters by V.C. Andrews is a young adult horror fiction novel originally published in June 1995. This is the third book in Andrews' Landry series. It was followed by the Hidden Jewel in December 1995.

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    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I have most of the series of The Blue Hill Library books. The inspiring stories are so fun to delve into and easy to read. These authors' writing styles blend together seamlessly, it's hard to believe that there are different authors who have written these wonderful books. I personally love the Christian message throughout. The recipes are great, although I haven't tried all of them...YET. I highly recommend this collection to anyone."

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Best What are the best books with a Louisiana setting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Secret to Hummingbird CakeBooks 29 Paid
2Interview With the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)Books 26 Paid
3A Streetcar Named DesireBooks 25 Paid
4In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux)Books 23 Paid
5The AwakeningBooks 22 Paid
6The Other Side of FreedomBooks 21 Paid
710 Steps to Girlfriend Status (The Bird Face)Books 19 Paid
8A Confederacy of DuncesBooks 18 Paid
9Ruined (Ruined)Books 17 Paid
10The Love Potion (Cajun)Books 16 Paid
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