Books: Great Gifts
● By Aimee Cormier
By Ray Saadi—Book Editor
ACADIE Then and Now By Warren Perrin, Mary Broussard Perrin
& Phil Comeaux, Andrepont Publishing, $29.99
No book on Cajuns offers more of a personal and informational profile of this displaced people as this study by local writers. It explores the many places where Cajuns found a home and movies like “Evangeline,” which exposed the heartbreak of separations cause by the deportation, were made. Her statue, a gift from Dolores del Rio who starred in the role, was given to St. Martinville for the kindness of its people. From George Rodrigue’s “Spinning Wheel” cover to the pictured list of contributors, this is the one book all persons interested in Cajun history will enjoy.
JESUS CALLING By Sarah Young, Thomas Nelson Publishing, $15.99
In this beautiful expanded, boxed edition, the 10-year best seller contains all the wonder of the original while adding illustrations and gospel readings. Each meditation is contained on a single page for a specific day of the year, but can be thumbed through at will to commemorate birthdays and other special occasions.