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The Yellow House

After this memoir won the National Book Award, I decided to see what the story of 'The Yellow House' was all about. Sarah Broom, would be writer for O Magazine, was the youngest of 12 children all raised in a yellow house that sat in East New Orleans - the part of the city never seen by tourists or talked about in the New York Times Travel Section. As Sarah moved to New York and worked her way up to writing for O Magazine, she struggles with the pull of home similar to her mother, always battling with an unruly house constantly in crisis. In telling the story of the house she grew up in, she recounts a century of her family's history (no small feat), and what it means to live on the fringes of a famous city, while telling the truth of that reality and all that truth entails.