Below the Water Line: Getting Out, Going Back, and Moving Forward in the Decade After Hurricane Katrina

  • by Lisa Karlin
  • Narrated by Natalya Bykov
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this intensely personal and moving memoir, Lisa Karlin provides a gripping account of her family's hurricane evacuation experiences and all that followed in the decade after Hurricane Katrina. Her story begins in August 2005, when Lisa, her husband, 13-year-old daughter, 11-year-old son, and two dogs evacuated New Orleans for what they thought would be a two-day "hurrication". Her day-by-day account of the weeks that follow vividly chronicles the unprecedented displacement of thousands of Americans, and on a personal level, describes how her family makes the trifecta of major life decisions: where to live, where to work, and where to enroll their children in school. With unflinching candor, Lisa Karlin provides a first-hand commentary on how everyday life has been impacted by Katrina's aftermath and how, a decade later, there are still lingering effects of one of the most devastating events in American history.


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Deeply pereonal

This is a story about personal struggle and growth. I recommend it for anyone who has experienced the kindness of others in the wake of a natural disaster. It's a truly inspirational piece.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2015
  • Publisher: Centennial Publishers