Led by Suellen and Nina Peluso.
7:30 PM EST
We are delighted to host this year’s IA Book Discussion via Zoom. We have chosen The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press, 2019. “Louisiana native Broom tells the story of her mother’s beloved shotgun house in east New Orleans and the family she raised there. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and Broom writes about the racial and economic inequality that has haunted New Orleans for decades.” – LA Times. Broom has garnered high and wide-spread praise for her debut: Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction, named a Notable Book of the Year by the NYT Book Review, named one of the “10 Best Books of 2019” by the NYT Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Tribune and Slate, and Best Book of 2019 by the Washington Post, NPR’s Book Concierge and Fresh Air, the Guardian, BookPage, and the New York Public Library, and a Best Memoir of the Decade by LitHub. NYTimes Book Review. And a link to Broom’s short story, first appearing in The New Yorker, 2015.
Available in all formats: Kindle, Audiobook, Audio CD, Hardcover and Paperback, 344 pp. Virtual copies may be purchased from independent bookstores via My Must Reads.
We’re quite sure that some of you have already read this important memoir. For those of you who have not, we encourage you to grab a copy in your favorite format and join us all for this timely discussion.