The House on Coliseum Street, Shirley Ann Grau
Shirley Ann Grau

The House on Coliseum Street

192 printed pages
A provocative novel of a New Orleans woman’s heartbreaking decision, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Keepers of the House.

Joan Mitchell has two suitors, and can’t decide whom to marry. A witness to her mother Aurelie’s less than successful romantic history, she’d like to skip marriage altogether. Joan and Aurelie live together in a beautiful French Quarter home on Coliseum Street in New Orleans, along with Joan’s many half-sisters born of Aurelie’s five disastrous marriages.
 
Joan lives a mostly carefree life, but when she becomes pregnant, she chooses to end her pregnancy rather than marry a man she doesn’t love—a decision with grave consequences in conservative 1950s New Orleans.
 
The second novel by a National Book Award finalist and one of the most acclaimed voices of the American South, The House on Coliseum Street is a brave, heartbreaking love letter to New Orleans and “a sad, wistful, young, timeless story, graced by [Shirley Ann Grau’s] fine drawn perceptions . . . and by the still, soft enchantment of her prose” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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