The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)
ISBN: 0802149030
EAN13: 9780802149039
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 5" W
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WINER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER

Named one of The 10 Best Books of 2019 by The New York Times Book Review

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant--the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah's father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah's birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae's thirteenth and most unruly child.

A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom's The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America's most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother's struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map Read More chevron_right

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