Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood

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University of Alberta Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Award-winning writer Carissa Halton lives with her family in an urban neighbourhood in Edmonton. People often ask, Why do you live there? This book is her answer.


"Halton clearly delights in interacting with people from all walks of life; her interest and empathy sparkle throughout. Her tone is factual, nonjudgmental, and often wryly funny.?Little Yellow House?is a balanced presentation of a diverse community in transition, complete with faults and growing pains." - Rachel Jagareski - Foreword Review - 20180901
"It's books like this that remind us all... that community is more than about special events that happen once a year. It's about connecting to people often and throughout the year. Doing so can and does result in some wonderful experiences." [Full article at https: //] - Scott Hayes - St. Albert Gazette - 20181010
# 1 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, October 19, 2018 - 20181019
"It's an illuminating and hopeful book that asks readers to think again about what makes places liveable, and also provides a wonderful glimpse of Jane Jacobs' proverbial sidewalk ballet." - 49th Shelf - 20190201
"Great cities and neighbourhoods are containers for stories, just like this book is, and every one of these is delightfully readable and well-written right down to the sentence level. And Halton is not afraid of tension, of ambiguity and uncertainty, something living in the city teaches you, and so each of these stories is suspended in a careful place, not neatly packaged or simply concluded. Which gives their culmination the effect of a walk through a city street, of glimpses, moments, and changing scenes--a most satisfying and delightful excursion." - Kerry Clare, author of Mitzi Bytes - 20190201
"This book is an excellent resource for communities wanting to create change. It can also be a starting point for discussion with students ... to focus on identifying Who are the vulnerable? Who gets to decide that they're vulnerable? and What community-based solutions honour lifestyle choices? Little Yellow House shows readers there are ways of working and living together that really do respect diversity. I loved this book." - Judith Kulig - Alberta Views Magazine - 20190201
"In these stark and endearing personal essays, the author celebrates her life and lives fearlessly and fully with three children and a husband, despite a dystopian backdrop. Halton writes with humour, empathy, and spiritual maturity, and she doesn't judge the inner city world outside her yellow house." - Linda Alberta - Prairie Books Now - 20190201
# 2 on Calgary Herald's Non-Fiction Bestsellers list. - Calgary Herald - 20190413