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The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)

The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)

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Series: National Book Award Winner

Biographies GeneralRegional: South

Publisher Price: $26.00

ISBN10: 0802125085
ISBN13: 9780802125088
Publisher: Grove Pr
Published: Aug 13 2019
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.25
Height: 1.30 Width: 6.40 Depth: 9.10
Language: English
Awards: National Book Awards
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction

A New York Times Bestseller

Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate

Named a Best Book of 2019 by the Washington Post, NPR's Book Concierge, NPR's Fresh Air, the Guardian, BookPage, New York Public Library, and Shelf Awareness

Named a Best Memoir of the Decade by LitHub

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.

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