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The House On Coliseum Street

(1961)
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Grau's provocative 1961 novel of a New Orleans woman's heartbreaking decision, hailed as "a sad, wistful, young, timeless story, graced by this writer's finely drawn perceptions."

Joan Mitchell has two suitors, and can't decide whom to marry. With her mother Aurelie's example in mind, 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 House on Coliseum Street is a brave, heartbreaking love letter to New Orleans, penned by one of the most acclaimed voices of the American South.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House on Coliseum Street: A Novel (Voices of the South)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-8071-2101-0 / 978-0-8071-2101-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: LSU Press
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April 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: House on Coliseum Street (Southern Writers Series)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-380-89939-6 / 978-0-380-89939-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: House on Coliseum Street, The
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-5318-1030-6 / 978-1-5318-1030-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House on Coliseum Street
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
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January 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The House on Coliseum Street
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The House on Coliseum Street
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The House on Coliseum Street
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Audible Studios
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