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My father-in-law bought this book for my husband ten years ago, when we purchased our first home. My husband never showed any interest in the book and neither did I, so I threw it in a bag of books to sell at Powell's, the colossal independent bookstore here in Portland. For whatever reason, Powell's was never interested, no matter how many times I tried to sell/trade it. So, my grocery bag of cast-off books sat in the back of our vehicle and fell over once or twice, knocking this book under a s ...more
Beautifully written, honest, unpretentious essays exploring a living, evolving sense of home, fatherhood, community and oneself as the author tells about building his house and family and coming to terms with who he is.