Sarah M. Broom made national headlines and Gambit’s front cover this week with the release of her memoir “The Yellow House” about growing up in New Orleans East. She kicks off her book tour in her hometown on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Garden District Book Shop.
“Beginning this tour in my native #neworleans was the only way to ever begin,” Broom tweeted Wednesday.
I can’t lie though. Beginning this tour in my native #neworleans was the only way to ever begin. @MauriceRuffin and I (both from the East) are going to swing out in convo together 8/28 @GDBookShop. Perfect day, only way. Check us out.— Sarah M. Broom (@sarahmbroom) August 14, 2019
“When I was growing up, there was just no reference. There certainly wasn’t a book about coming from New Orleans East.” — Sarah M. Broom, author of "The Yellow House"
Maurice Carlos Ruffin, whose debut novel “We Cast a Shadow” was released in January, will discuss “The Yellow House” with Broom, who will sign books following the discussion.
Both novels were frequently included in Gambit’s compilation of summer reading lists from New Orleans locals earlier this year.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and will run until 7:30 p.m.
Whatcha reading this summer? We asked a few dozen New Orleanians for their recommendations.