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Sarah M. Broom to publish three books with Hogarth

Sarah M. Broom. Photo: Hal Williamson

Hogarth Books has bought three books by Sarah M. Broom, whose 2019 debut, The Yellow House, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the NBCC John Leonard Prize for Best First Book. The publisher says that the three books, which will be connected thematically, dwell on “what it means to be a Black woman wanderer, mount an architectural survey of teeth and the infrastructure of the body, and finally, in returning home, will explore New Orleans through its history of Black homeownership.”

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