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Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman

Books about place, magic, Faeries, Ireland, sex, God, and love

Currently reading

New Orleans as It Was
Charles "Pie" Dufour, Henry C. Castellanos
New Orleans after the Civil War
Justin A. Nystrom
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland (complete: First & Second Series)
Isabella Augusta Persse (Lady Gregory)
Bright Dead Things: Poems
Ada Limon
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson
Desire: Poems
Frank Bidart
Selected Poems 1976-2012
Jorie Graham
An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry
Wes Davis (Editor)
I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
Rajesh Parameswaran
An Artist of the Floating World
Kazuo Ishiguro

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau

A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau - Carolyn Morrow Long This very methodical recitation of the facts and many fictions about its subject is less of a history than a catalog and hence reads very woodenly. It suffers from the lack of information available directly connected to Marie Laveau, but does admirable work using other sources to try to reconstruct what might have been -- which is clearly distinguished from what we know. Readers hoping to learn the "truth" will be disappointed; as many questions remain as are answered.