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Must-Read Nonfiction Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 8/17/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom. Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction. In 1961, 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. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. A book of great ambition, The Yellow House tells the story of a hundred years of Broom's 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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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: Internet
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Jessica
Status: Openings
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