by Lois Battle


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ISBN-13: 9780140267693
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lois Battle's seven novels include Bed and Breakfast, Storyville, War Brides, and A Habit of the Blood, (all Penguin). She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

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Storyville 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mishawaka-bookie More than 1 year ago
Lois Battle's "Storyville" spins it's dazzling New Orleans page-turning words, matching history to magic, in a "read" you won't forget anytime soon. I promise.Charcters light up off the page from the get-go, sucking you in like Alice in her wonderland, to a world both seedy & heartfelt. Makes you want to seek out the real Storyville, that so inspired this gem!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'll keep it simple.This book starts a little slow but the next thing you know characters are jumping up everywhere(very colorful ones on top of it) After the first 2 chapters I couldnt put it down despite the book being completely soaked by the carribean on my vacation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The characters were very well developed and the story was couldn't-put-it-down(for long) interesting. Carlotta was a hoot and Julia was someone I'd like to know.
jezmynne on LibraryThing 8 months ago
wonderful... just wonderful. deep story, believable characters, soulful journey... everything good literature needs is in this book.
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is the story of two very different women living in 1880s New Orleans. Innocent Kate - seduced by a rake and abandoned - turns to a life of prostitution to support herself. She wins the heart of the wealthy son of a distinguished New Orleans family. Meanwhile, transplanted Boston blueblood, suffragette Julia, has just discovered that her husband Charles owns brothels in Storyville, the prostitution district of New Orleans.This severely damages their marriage through Julia's bitterness and lack of trust. Eventually, tragedy adds another dimension to their domestic squabbling; then Julia befriends the luckless Kate and comes into her own as a activist for women's rights. I liked this story very much, although I did think that it was a little slow for me to get into at the beginning. I give it an A+!
LisMB on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Good read, very enjoyable.
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