The Yellow House: A Memoir

The Yellow House: A Memoir 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

In the Country of Women

In the Country of Women In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a white self proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her tea

When I Was White: A Memoir

When I Was White: A Memoir The stunning and provocative coming of age memoir about Sarah Valentine s childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself

My Name is Why

My Name is Why At the age of seventeen, after a childhood in an adopted family followed by six years in care homes, Norman Greenwood was given his birth certificate He learned that his real name was not Norman It was Lemn Sissay He was British and Ethiopian And he learned that his mother had been pleading for

Confessions of a Bookseller

Confessions of a Bookseller Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland With than a mile of shelving, real log fires in the shop and the sea lapping nearby, the shop should be an idyll for bookworms Unfortunately, Shaun also has

The Prison Doctor

The Prison Doctor Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK s most infamous prisons first in young offenders institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe s largest women only prison in Europe, Bronzefield From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on p