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Little Yellow House

Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood

Carissa Halton

Urban Studies, Creative Nonfiction

Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9781772123753
Pages: 208 Size: 6x9

"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.

Gutteridge Books Series.

Carissa Halton writes from and lives with her family in an urban neighborhood in Edmonton. People often ask, "Why do you live there?" Her answer was to write a book.