The Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. 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. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” 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.

Product Details :

Author by Sarah M. Broom
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book
ISBN Number 9780802146540

The Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period.

Product Details :

Author by Martin Gayford
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 352
ISBN Number 0316087203

Little Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

“Ma’am, you sound like a very reasonable person. Can I advise you to just move?” Carissa Halton and her young family move into a neighbourhood with a tough reputation. As they make their home in one of the oldest parts of the city, she reflects on the revitalization that is slowly changing the view from her little yellow house. While others worry about the area’s bad reputation, she heads out to meet her neighbours, and through them discovers the innate beauty of her community. Halton introduces us to a cast of diverse characters in her Alberta Avenue neighbourhood—including cat rescuers, tragic teens, art evangelists, and crime fighters—and invites us to consider the social and economic forces that shape and reshape our cities.

Product Details :

Author by Carissa Halton
Genre eBook Literary Collections
Read Book 208
ISBN Number 9781772124279

The Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

Product Details :

Author by Patricia Falvey
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 352
ISBN Number 159995267X

Writers Company


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Eleanor Wachtel
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 301
ISBN Number 9780394227382

The Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A little girl's fascination with the yellow house she passes each day leads her into its garden which is full of fantastic surprises.

Product Details :

Author by Blake Morrison
Genre eBook Children's stories
Read Book 25
ISBN Number 1406323497

The Rise And Fall Of The Yellow House


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Seattle, 1983. Frightened by the growing epidemic that has stricken his friends, Jeff flees New York for the Pacific Northwest, only to realize AIDS has a foothold in his new home. As he distracts himself with alcohol and one-night stands, Jeff meets Henry, an alluring younger man with a weakness for heroin. Despite the jarring contrasts in their personalities and backgrounds, the two are drawn inexorably together. But as their love develops, so do numerous complications. In an effort to halt their freefall into addiction, Jeff and Henry move in with Nan, a middle-aged divorcee who has turned her home into a sanctuary for gay men in crisis. The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House revisits the early years of AIDS in the Northwest with vivid detail, unrelenting honesty, and a profound compassion for a generation lost to the plague.

Product Details :

Author by John Whittier Treat
Genre eBook
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 0996540571

The Yellow House On The Corner


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A reissuing of The Yellow House on the Corner, the debut collection of poetry by Rita Dove.

Product Details :

Author by Rita Dove
Genre eBook Poetry
Read Book 71
ISBN Number UCSC:32106011712632

The Yellow House Mystery The Boxcar Children Time To Read Level 2


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Years ago, a man disappeared from the yellow house on Surprise Island. Why? The Aldens have found a clue to the mystery! Adapted from Gertrude Chandler Warner's story of the same name, this early reader allows children to start reading with a Boxcar Children classic.

Product Details :

Author by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 48
ISBN Number 9780807593684

The Yellow Houses


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Wilfred Davis, quiet, retired, respectable widower, is sitting and sobbing on a park bench. He has lost his daughter and any sense of purpose. A mysterious stranger passes him a handkerchief, and strikes up a conversation that leads to friendship and an unconventional new home for Wilfred. Mary Davis wants only four things out of life: a husband and three children, so at seventeen she runs away from school, her father and her home and moves to London to find them. Only a few months later Mary is engaged, but love and marriage promise to be very different from her childhood daydreams. For Mary and Wilfred, it seems Fate has taken a hand, or is there another kind of guiding spirit at play? Stella Gibbons' final novel, written in the 1970s but only discovered many years after her death, is published here for the first time.

Product Details :

Author by Stella Gibbons
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 400
ISBN Number 9781473521452