Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Imagine Life on a Houseboat in the Louisiana swamp

I was entranced by Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana swamp. Calvin Voisin and author Gwen Roland transform an old building into a houseboat and launch it into the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. They live simply, work hard and make some special friendships in eight years on Bloody Bayou. Roland’s spare, beautiful account of their experience is accompanied by C.C. Lockwood's lovely black-and-white photographs, originally published in National Geographic magazine.  This is an example of sustainable living in a world much different from Kalamazoo--although with the heat and humidity of this week, maybe you could begin to imagine the feeling!


Atchafalaya Houseboat: My years in the Louisiana swamp


Sounds like a GREAT read...I'll have to put it on my list. Although I'd never want to live in that sweltering heat, I am always intrigued by stories of the south.

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