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Not Just the Levees Broke

Not Just the Levees Broke

My Story During and After Hurricane Katrina

Foreword by: Spike Lee
Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek, and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke, Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.

New Orleans Hurricane Katrina survivor Phyllis Leblanc reveals moment by moment the impending doom she and her family experienced during one of the greatest disasters in contemporary American history. The initial weather forecast, the public warnings from officials, and then the increasingly devastating developments -- the winds and rain, the rising waters -- Not Just the Levees Broke begs the question, What would you do in a life-and-death situation with your family and neighbors facing the ultimate test of character?

Not Just the Levees Broke is a portrayal of the human spirit at its best -- the generosity of family, neighbors, and strangers; the depth of love that one can hold for another; the power to help and heal others.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416566182 | 
  • August 2008
List Price $16.99

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Phyllis Montana-Leblanc is a resident of New Orleans, who has recently moved out of a FEMA trailer into her new home with her husband. She continues to put the pieces of her life back together.

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