Building a home with my husband : a journey through the renovation of love

by Simon, Rachel, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2009
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3569.I4845 Z4745 2009x
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3569.I4845 Z4745 2009x
The bestselling and highly acclaimed author of "Riding the Bus with My Sister" returns with an illuminating and tenderhearted memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can change a life.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In her second memoir (after Riding the Bus with My Sister), Simon writes about her relationship with her husband, Hal. The two married after 19 years together (including a breakup and reunion) and moved into Hal's historic row house in Wilmington, Del. When the house is burglarized, the couple consider moving, but decide to renovate instead, both to save money and give Hal, an architect, the opportunity to design their abode. The decision, Simon writes, "will blow open the tight seal around everything I think I know about myself, about family, about the misunderstandings and resilience of love." It makes for an intriguing narrative, punctuated by musings on everything from quitting to the definition of design to her life as a writer and public speaker. In this inspirational book, readers who have completed or are contemplating remodeling will empathize with Simon's frustration-induced fits of pique or the couple's rush of gratitude for a lovely home. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Simon, Rachel, -- 1959-
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Delaware -- Wilmington -- Miscellanea.
Publisher New York :Dutton,2009
Language English
Description 259 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780525951209 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0525951202 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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