Going Back to New Orleans – By Bert Montgomery

Going Back to New Orleans: Post-Katrina Re-Connections and Recollections is a collection of personal stories and experiences from Bert’s friends, neighbors, and classmates in and around New Orleans. Part oral history and part memoir, this book is a journey through the storm and into interconnected wholeness.

Hurricane Katrina passed over the New Orleans area on Monday, August 29, 2005 (the Mississippi Gulf Coast took the most direct hit). That day, and in the days, weeks, and months that followed, Montgomery became acutely aware of a deep, wide chasm in my life that previously he had rarely, if ever, noticed.

This book is a collection of stories about New Orleans and the surrounding region. These are the stories from Montgomery's family, as well as from his Louisiana friends, classmates, members of my church family, etc., as they come to terms with and bridge the chasm that divides their lives into categories called “Pre-Katrina” and “Post-Katrina.”

These are stories of living in, being removed from, and ultimately going back to . . . New Orleans.

An e-book is available on Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook).

Bert Montgomery

Bert Montgomery

Born in New Orleans and a graduate of Destrehan High School in St. Charles Parish, Montgomery now lives in Starkville, Mississippi, with his wife and two sons. He pastors University Baptist Church, teaches religion and sociology courses, and still prefers chicory in his coffee. He is also the author of Psychic Pancakes & Communion Pizza and Elvis, Willie, Jesus & Me.










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