Richard Sexton and Randy Harelson will be discussing and signing their book, “New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish” at the Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans on Thursday, Sept. 20th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
“New Roads and Old Rivers captures the natural and cultural vitality of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, as seen in the stunning photographs of Richard Sexton, with text by Randy Harelson and Brian Costello.
Pointe Coupee is one of the oldest settlements in the Mississippi Valley, dating to the 1720s. The name, French for “a place cut off,” refers to the area’s three oxbow lakes, separated from the Mississippi River over centuries. It is a peninsula edged by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Pointe Coupee remains a land rich in Creole heritage, distinct in geographical beauty, and abounding in historic homes and farms.
The Garden District Book Shop is located at 2727 Prytania Street in New Orleans.