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My adult equivalent of Saturday morning cartoons is reading a book in a blanket cocoon! Howโ€™s your Saturday? โ € ๐Ÿ“š Now Re…

My adult equivalent of Saturday morning cartoons is reading a book in a blanket cocoon! Howโ€™s your Saturday?
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The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom
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Synopsis:
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In 1961, Sarah M. Broomโ€™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 plantโ€•the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarahโ€™s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarahโ€™s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Maeโ€™s thirteenth and most unruly child.
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A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broomโ€™s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of Americaโ€™s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a motherโ€™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 โ€œBig Easyโ€ 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.
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๐Ÿ’‹ xoxo, Kat
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