A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend & Reality of Marie Laveau is by Carolyn Morrow Long. A fascinating look at the historical "Queen of Voudou" and New Orleans in general. Long does a great job of sifting through legend and myth to find the truth about Marie Laveau. A very well researched book, at times a little dry in the reading, but nevertheless a great read for anyone interested in learning more about historical New Orleans and the emergence of voudou and its most famous practitioner. Long shies away from voudou practices and sticks with historical information about the city and the people.
Ratings: Adult - 8 out of 10.