The Yellow House: A Memoir By Sarah M. Broom
The Yellow House is a memoir by Sarah M. Broom. It is Broom’s first book and it was published on August 13, 2019 by Grove Press. The Yellow House chronicles Broom’s family, her life growing up in New Orleans East, and the eventual demise of her beloved childhood home after Hurricane Katrina.
A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Brooms 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.