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The yellow house /

by Broom, Sarah M.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First Grove Atlantic edition.Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780802125088; 0802125085; .Subject(s): 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 | New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 20th century | Confessional memoirs | Autobiographies
Contents:
The world before me. Amelia "Lolo" ; Joseph, Elaine, and Ivory ; Webb ; Simon Broom ; Short end, long street ; Betsy ; The crown -- The grieving house. Hiding places ; Origins ; The grieving house ; Map of my world ; Four eyes ; Elsewheres ; Interiors ; Tongues ; Distances ; 1999 -- Water. Run ; Survive ; Settle ; Bury ; Trace ; Erase ; Forget ; Perdido -- Do you know what it means? Investigations. Sojourner ; Saint Rose ; Saint Peter ; McCoy ; Photo op ; Investigations ; Phantoms ; Dark night, Wilson ; Cutting grass -- After
Summary: "Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] 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"-- List(s) this item appears in: National Book Award 2019 Finalists
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The world before me. Amelia "Lolo" ; Joseph, Elaine, and Ivory ; Webb ; Simon Broom ; Short end, long street ; Betsy ; The crown -- The grieving house. Hiding places ; Origins ; The grieving house ; Map of my world ; Four eyes ; Elsewheres ; Interiors ; Tongues ; Distances ; 1999 -- Water. Run ; Survive ; Settle ; Bury ; Trace ; Erase ; Forget ; Perdido -- Do you know what it means? Investigations. Sojourner ; Saint Rose ; Saint Peter ; McCoy ; Photo op ; Investigations ; Phantoms ; Dark night, Wilson ; Cutting grass -- After

"Sarah M. Broom's [memoir] 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"--

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