The Yellow House

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.

Author: Sarah M. Broom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472155566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 'A major book that I suspect will come to be considered among the essential memoirs of this vexing decade' New York Times Book Review 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 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.
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The Yellow House

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.

Author: Martin Gayford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316087209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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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.
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The Yellow House

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

Author: Blake Morrison

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763649593

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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

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

Author: Rita Dove

Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contem

ISBN: UCSC:32106011712632

Category: Poetry

Page: 71

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

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.

Author: John Whittier Treat

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996540571

Category:

Page: 256

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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.
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Dear People in the Yellow House

Just when Dave thought things couldn't get any worse, the world proved him wrong. This is nothing like other coming-of-age stories you have read before.

Author: Dave Kardee

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998745200

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

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Just when Dave thought things couldn't get any worse, the world proved him wrong. This is nothing like other coming-of-age stories you have read before. After moving to a -developed- country in the hopes of escaping from the memories of his encounter with a child molester, life threw even more shit at poor Dave, like racists, education scammers, druggies, homophobes, and religious freaks. Oh, and yes, even more pedophiles! Despite all the challenges, an unexpected act of kindness gave Dave the courage to feel love again and somehow, the whole thing turned out to be the weirdest investment lesson ever. --- --- --- Written as a series of letters addressed to a neighboring family, Dear People in the Yellow House is a raw, gritty, and heart-felt confession of past pain and hopes of future joy. In a tale that spans two continents, Dave graphically details the poor judgment, betrayal, and manipulation he faced at the hands of those who were supposed to care for him, as well as horrifying experiences with a justice system that has lost its own sense of purpose. Through these brutally honest letters, Dave describes all that he has learned along the way: that being evil is a choice, and that you can avoid getting hurt by those who chose to be evil only through being diligent and prudently managing your risks and those of the people who matter to you the most. A must-read for families about to send their loved ones abroad and anyone with mini-adults they care about. Seriously, no one should have to endure these predicaments the way Dave did. --- --- --- Visit us at: www.davekardee.com
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The Yellow House Mystery

The Alden children discover clues that could help them figure out why a man vanished from a run-down yellow house on Surprise Island. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Publisher: Boxcar Children

ISBN: 1532144822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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The Alden children discover clues that could help them figure out why a man vanished from a run-down yellow house on Surprise Island. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
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The Yellow House

Poetry. "In the allegorical world of Robin Behn's marvelous THE YELLOW HOUSE, the landscape and thecharacters and the sequence of events enact the very fact and drama of human language andhuman voice.

Author: Robin Behn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933132760

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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Poetry. "In the allegorical world of Robin Behn's marvelous THE YELLOW HOUSE, the landscape and thecharacters and the sequence of events enact the very fact and drama of human language andhuman voice. Part abstraction, part narration, all lyrically alive, wildly so, in a musical compositionthat we don't want to stop listening to"—Ralph Angel.
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A Study Guide for Saul Bellow s Leaving the Yellow House

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Saul Bellow's "Leaving the Yellow House," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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The Yellow House

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Author: Patricia Falvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781599952673

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.
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The Yellow House

And those two exceptions were Mr. Bruce Deville of Deville Court, on the borders of whose domain our little church and vicarage lay, and the woman who dwelt in the "Yellow House."

Author: E Phillips Oppenheim

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798635820230

Category:

Page: 144

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POSITIVELY every one, with two unimportant exceptions, had called upon us. The Countess had driven over from Sysington Hall, twelve miles away, with two anæmic-looking daughters, who had gushed over our late roses and the cedar trees which shaded the lawn. The Holgates of Holgate Brand and Lady Naselton of Naselton had presented themselves on the same afternoon. Many others had come in their train, for what these very great people did the neighborhood was bound to endorse. There was a little veiled anxiety, a few elaborately careless questions as to the spelling of our name; but when my father had mentioned the second "f," and made a casual allusion to the Warwickshire Ffolliots-with whom we were not indeed on speaking terms, but who were certainly our cousins-a distinct breath of relief was followed by a gush of mild cordiality. There were wrong Ffolliots and right Ffolliots. We belonged to the latter. No one had made a mistake or compromised themselves in any way by leaving their cards upon a small country vicar and his daughters. And earlier callers went away and spread a favorable report. Those who were hesitating, hesitated no longer. Our little carriage drive, very steep and very hard to turn in, was cut up with the wheels of many chariots. The whole county within a reasonable distance came, with two exceptions. And those two exceptions were Mr. Bruce Deville of Deville Court, on the borders of whose domain our little church and vicarage lay, and the woman who dwelt in the "Yellow House."
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Leaving the Yellow House

Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the ...

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241339008

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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She had lived by delays; she had meant to stop drinking; she had put off the time, and now she had smashed her car. At once harsh and tender, expansive and acutely funny, this is the story of an elderly and self-destructive dipsomaniac in a Western desert town, who finds herself faced with a final, impossible choice. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
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A Yellow House

This poignant coming-of-age story, told in the voice of inquisitive Maya, explores the plight of migrant domestic workers in Singapore and the relationships they form with the families they work for.

Author: Karien van Ditzhuijzen

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9781912049356

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Ten-year-old Singaporean Maya is lonely: her grandmother is dead, her mother is focused on her career and her best friend has become a bully. When Aunty M, a domestic worker from Indonesia, joins the family to take care of Maya and her baby sister, Maya is ready to hate her. Aunty M smiles a lot, but says little. However, after Aunty M rescues a fellow maid living in the same building and beaten by her employer, Maya discovers a side of Singapore hitherto unknown to her. She and Aunty M grow closer as they meet more and more women in need. What will happen when Mama finds out about Maya and Aunty M s growing involvement with the aunties? Will Maya lose Aunty M too? After all, Mama did say she hates busybodies ... This poignant coming-of-age story, told in the voice of inquisitive Maya, explores the plight of migrant domestic workers in Singapore and the relationships they form with the families they work for.
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The Yellow House Mystery

The children find a letter and other clues that could lead them on the trail of a man who vanished from the house. Join The Boxcar Children in their graphic novel adventure to solve the yellow house mystery!

Author: Rob M. Worley

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617864643

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden discover that a mystery surrounds the run-down yellow house on Surprise Island. The children find a letter and other clues that could lead them on the trail of a man who vanished from the house. Join The Boxcar Children in their graphic novel adventure to solve the yellow house mystery!
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The Yellow House

Describes the period of time two famous artists, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, lived together and how they learned from and inspired each other.

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810945886

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Describes the period of time two famous artists, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, lived together and how they learned from and inspired each other.
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The Yellow House

The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption.

Author: Emily O'Grady

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760636135

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Winner of the 2018 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award Even before I knew anything about Granddad Les, Wally and me sometimes dared each other to see how close to the knackery we could get. It was way out in the bottom paddock, and Dad had banned us from going further than the dam. Wally said it was because the whole paddock was haunted. He said he could see ghosts wisping in the grass like sheets blown from the washing line. But even then I knew for sure that was a lie. Ten-year-old Cub lives with her parents, older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. When Cub's estranged aunt Helena and cousin Tilly move next door into the yellow house, the secrets the family want to keep buried begin to bubble to the surface. And having been kept in the dark about her grandfather's crimes, Cub is now forced to come to terms with her family's murky history. The Yellow House is a powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal; about the legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption.
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YELLOW HOUSE

"The first time I heard Chiwan Choi read, I had no idea what to expect.

Author: Chiwan Choi

Publisher: Civil Coping Mechanisms

ISBN: 1937865819

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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"The first time I heard Chiwan Choi read, I had no idea what to expect. By the time he was done a few minutes later, I was shaken, almost vibrating with the energy of his voice, his line. The poems in his latest, The Yellow House, show that this energy has only intensified over time. There's a kind of low-key power to his writing that can be casually devastating--a naked, a cappella warbling that can rise, in an instant, to the ecstatic." --Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe
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