Book The Yellow House : A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) / Sarah M. Broom.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: Black Cat
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0802149030 9780802149039 :
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinner of the 2019 National Book Award in NonfictionA 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 s
Series title: National Book Award Winner
400 pages ; 21 cm.