Little Yellow House

Little Yellow House

Finding Community in A Changing Neighbourhood

Book - 2018 | First edition.
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Stories of a notorious neighbourhood in Edmonton and its diverse residents.
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta : Gutteridge Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781772123753
1772123757
Branch Call Number: 307.3362 HAL
Characteristics: xii, 161 pages

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gloria1330
Jul 21, 2019

I'm an Edmontonian & know the author's area well. I really enjoyed the book - it was way more interesting than I expected, so it was a fairly quick & enjoyable read, & she wrote about interesting neighbours. I hope that she writes more books. Good job, Carissa!

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muffinpopcorn
Mar 23, 2019

Quite an interesting quick read . Enjoyed it .

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TheWriteStuff
Feb 22, 2019

I first met Carissa at a Lit Fest event in Edmonton and the only word to describe her was dynamic. By the time she had finished her presentation I decided that I really had to visit her neighbourhood, one that I had never been interested in visiting before and I really really had to read her book, Little Yellow House. I haven't visited her neighbourhood yet as the Lit Fest that I'm referring to was in the fall of 2018 and this is February 2019 and I have procrastinated. I still have time, but I did read her book and loved it.

This little book is as dynamic as the author. Her descriptions of her neighbourhood and it's numerous inhabitants was honest, forthright, revealing, and compassionate.

"These were days filled with politics and spirituality, education and debate - made even more hilarious in the presence of compassionate women with wonky hormones wielding a bunch of poorly sourced facts. In the midst of the crazy, Drea's phone's mediation bell would chime - dong - every half hour reminding her to take a centering breath. Together we search for - and frequently lost - balance" (p. 44).

I often search for balance myself.

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