The Nola Céspedes series (Hell or High Water, Nearer Home) by Joy Castro is a series of literary thrillers set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Named a Best Book of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and a Top 100 Book by the Kansas City Star, Hell or High Water has been translated into German and French, released on audiobook, and optioned for film and television.
JOY CASTRO teaches literature at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She is the author of Hell or High Water, Island of Bones and The Truth Book (selected as an ABA Book Sense Notable Book in 2005). She lives in Lincoln, NE.