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Little Yellow House

Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood

by Carissa Halton

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“Ma’am, you sound like a very reasonable person. Can I advise you to just move?”

Carissa Halton and her young family move into a neighbourhood with a tough reputation. As they make their home in one of the oldest parts of the city, she reflects on the revitalization that is slowly changing the view from her little yellow house. While others worry about the area’s bad reputation, she heads out to meet her neighbours, and through them discovers the innate beauty of her community. Halton introduces us to a cast of diverse characters in her Alberta Avenue neighbourhood—including cat rescuers, tragic teens, art evangelists, and crime fighters—and invites us to consider the social and economic forces that shape and reshape our cities.

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Carissa Halton

Award-winning writer Carissa Halton lives with her family in an urban neighbourhood in Edmonton. People often ask, “Why do you live there?” Her answer is this book.
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# 1 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, October 19, 2018


"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://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/community-in-a-little-yellow-book-20181010]

— St. Albert Gazette

"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."

— Foreword Review

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