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Author Broom, Sarah M., author.

Title The yellow house / Sarah M. Broom.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-1  B BROOM    AVAILABLE
Edition First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Description v, 376 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes reading group guide.
Summary "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 after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the "Big Easy" of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power." -- Publisher's website.
Subject Broom, Sarah M.
Broom, Sarah M. -- Family.
African American women authors -- Biography.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
African American families -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
African American families. (OCoLC)fst00799152
African American women authors. (OCoLC)fst00799477
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century.
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780802149039 (trade paperback)
0802149030 (trade paperback)

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