The Trumpet Blew in Gentilly! Aristide Oconostota Marshall

ISBN: 9781450039239

Published: March 22nd 2010

Hardcover

126 pages


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The Trumpet Blew in Gentilly!  by  Aristide Oconostota Marshall

The Trumpet Blew in Gentilly! by Aristide Oconostota Marshall
March 22nd 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 126 pages | ISBN: 9781450039239 | 3.22 Mb

The Trumpet Blew in Gentilly! is a fi ctional book based on my fi rst book The Trumpet Talked with me!. It is centered around Verna Lafayette Mitchell, a pretty New Orleanian creole woman of African and French descendant.

The narrator is her oldestMoreThe Trumpet Blew in Gentilly! is a fi ctional book based on my fi rst book The Trumpet Talked with me!. It is centered around Verna Lafayette Mitchell, a pretty New Orleanian creole woman of African and French descendant. The narrator is her oldest son Willie Jr. He shares sweet memories of his mother and their life in Gentilly. It covers over a 20 year period from their youth to adult hood.

The book seeks to expose and preserve New Orleans culture with its strange and magical customs. Verna has a set of rules based on Romans 8:28 All things work together for the good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose. Verna learned to take the lemons of life and make lemonade and lemon cake. The story also mentions her husband Willie Sr., her daughter Bernice, and Baby son Darren. The book starts with her move to Gentilly, the struggles of her children, lifes trials and tragedies, and ends with her death.

The legacy of Verna will live on in her son, grandchildren, and the people of Gentilly. The narrator gives insight and perspective as he learns to deal with life with his mother as an inspiration and tutor. The book also presents her travels to Paris, San Antonio, and Austria. Verna remains a New Orleanian no matter where her journey takes her.

Verna was an unforgettable woman. The book seeks to build an appreciation and introduction to New Orleans rich and unique culture.



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