Rowley Book Club reading The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Tuesday November 16, 2021

Join the library on Thursday, December 2 at 6:30pm to discuss The Yellow House by Sarah Broom, a NYT bestseller and winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Broom’s mother bought the yellow house before she married Broom’s father, and they raised their large blended family there, until Katrina destroyed the family home. The author is blunt about the callous indifference of the efforts to reestablish displaced residents, but the area had been marginalized and neglected long before Katrina, displaying the racial and economic inequality that pervades society today. Despite this, the pull of home and family is strong, as the author portrays her family’s story through 100 years of New Orleans history.

The library will have copies of the book available, so call or stop by to pick one up today. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850, or email to sign up. The book club meets on the first

Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and future titles are listed on the web site at

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