Eliza: The New Orleans Years

Overview

Enter Eliza's world and you will become Eliza. Set in the risky, randy, frivolous city of New Orleans in the early 19th Century, this book takes you into a life so revelatory, so dramatic, so fascinating, you will return to it again and again. Though historical fiction, Eliza: The New Orleans Years traces the life of Eliza Moore Christie Parker---a woman whose spirit flamed as bright and indelible as her hair. Her story is one of loneliness, loss and determination. When an intriguing gentleman kills her husband ...
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Overview

Enter Eliza's world and you will become Eliza. Set in the risky, randy, frivolous city of New Orleans in the early 19th Century, this book takes you into a life so revelatory, so dramatic, so fascinating, you will return to it again and again. Though historical fiction, Eliza: The New Orleans Years traces the life of Eliza Moore Christie Parker---a woman whose spirit flamed as bright and indelible as her hair. Her story is one of loneliness, loss and determination. When an intriguing gentleman kills her husband in a duel, Eliza marries him. She will have nine children, lose one to yellow fever and another to a fall, give birth in a hurricane, and endure her husband's philanderings. This is a story that is truly unforgettable. Notes at the end of the book illuminate many historical details of Eliza's city and times.
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Editorial Reviews

The Charlotte Observer
Here's a sentiment you don't often hear: I picked up a new poetry book and couldn't put it down. The book, by Charlotte poet Dede Wilson, is "Eliza: The New Orleans Years," published by Main Street Rag. And this slim volume, based on actual events, is a real page-turner… "Eliza" is the tale of a young London woman who sails in 1837 with her mother and siblings to New Orleans. In route, she marries the ship's captain. But once on land, she meets Caleb.--(Pam Kelley)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599482590
  • Publisher: Main Street Rag
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Edition description: MAIN STREET RAG
  • Pages: 90
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dede Wilson was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. She attended Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans from 1955 to 1957, then transferred to Louisiana State University where she graduated with a degree in journalism. She worked as a feature writer for the Alexandria Daily Town Talk before she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she was Travel Editor of the Dallas Times Herald. She has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the past 44 years. This is her fourth book of poetry.
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