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Daytime Book Club: The Yellow House

Daytime Book Club: The Yellow House

Come join the Daytime Book Club as we discuss this month's book! The Daytime Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, and new members are always welcome (we love meeting new people!). Registration is appreciated but not required.

This month we will be discussing The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom. The description for the book is below:

"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.

A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom's 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. 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."

This month we will be meeting inside the Meeting Room at the East Regional Library.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!


Want to read ahead? Take a look at our upcoming reads:

March 8th, 2023: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

April 12th, 2023: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Date:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time:
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
East Meeting Room - Full Room
Location:
East Regional Library
Audience:
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Senior Citizen  
Categories:
  Book Club  

Registration is required. There are 16 seats available.

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Mara Plantholt