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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Claire Domangue Joller
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Claire Domangue Joller, Houma, Louisiana, a native of Terrebonne Parish, has received awards from the National Catholic Press Association and the Louisiana Press Association for her newspaper columns.

Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch - An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne

In the year 1860, Jean-Pierre Cenac sailed from the sophisticated French city of Bordeaux to begin his new life in the city with the second busiest port of debarkation in the U.S. Two years before, he had descended the Pyrenees to Bordeaux from his home village of Barbazan-Debat, a terrain in direct contrast to the flatlands of Louisiana. He arrived in 1860, just when the U.S. Civil War began with the secession of the Southern states, and in New Orleans, just where there would be placed a prime military target as the war developed.

Neither Creole nor Acadian, Pierre took his chances in the rural parish of Terrebonne on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Pierre's resolute nature, unflagging work ethic, steadfast determination, and farsighted vision earned him a place of respect he could never have imagined when he left his native country. How he forged his place in this new landscape echoes the life journeys of countless immigrants--yet remains uniquely his own. His story and his family's story exemplify the experiences of many nineteenth century immigrants to Louisiana and the experiences of their twentieth century descendants.

 

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

House Committee Room 3

Discussion

Eyes of an Eagle: Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch - An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne

 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing