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Books

Novel about Nazi-Jewish affair roils romance literature world

By BRIAN SCHAEFER

(JTA) — German thinker Theodor Adorno famously stated that it’s barbaric to write poetry after Auschwitz — but he said nothing about romance novels.

For author Kate Breslin, the Holocaust apparently provided just the right amount of narrative tension for her new book, “For Such a Time,” inspired by the Book of Esther.

The novel, which chronicles the blossoming affections between Hadassah Benjamin, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jewish...

Scott Cowen’s ‘Invevitable City’ is released in paperback

Scott Cowen’s “The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America” will be released today in paperback form at all area bookstores.

Cowen, who was the subject of an exclusive CCJN interview in 2014, served as the 14th president of Tulane University from 1998 until his retirement last summer. He is the recipient of numerous national awards and was appointed by President Barack Obama to...

REVIEW: Bronston’s ‘Walking New Orleans’ a welcome companion

By ALAN SMASON

Walking New Orleans by Barri Bronston (Wilderness Press, 2015) 238 pgs. Photographs by Donna Goldenberg and Barri Bronston. $18.95.

With an emphasis on being environmentally sensitive and as a means of promoting healthy living alternatives, “Walking New Orleans” by Wilderness Press is the latest in a series of books designed to encourage walking tours of various selected cities.

Former Times-Picayune reporter and current Tulane University assistant director...