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Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher speak with Sarah M Broom about her latest work The Yellow House; a moving and beautiful book rooted in one place, which combines memoir, archival history of her family, and a story of her growing up in New Orleans East. Sarah explains how the culture of this forgotten part of the city – isolated by the industrial canal, accessible only by the High Rise bridge – came alive in and around her family’s home. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans East and destroyed the Yellow House; but through days of interviews and years of research Sarah conjures them back to life, reviving her large extended family, re-animating a lost world rife with character, tragedy, wisdom, and love.
Also, Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland, returns to recommend Salvatore Scibona’s stunning second novel, The Volunteer.