5 New Orleans books to read for Mardi Gras

Grab a slice of king cake, pour a mug of chicory coffee, and settle in with these NOLA-themed reads.

Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival

Billed as “the definitive guide to all things Mardi Gras,” this is a perfect place to start your Crescent City reading. Author Errol Laborde is the author and publisher of New Orleans and Louisiana Life magazines who frequently writes about the city; he is the founding president of the famed Tennessee Wiliams-themed annual literary festival and has also written I Never Danced With an Eggplant (On a Streetcar Before): Chronicles of Life and Adventures in New Orleans. 

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