The Road Home

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Author(s): Eliza Thomas
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2013
Product Number: EB00009124
Released: Jan 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616202330
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Description

It occurred to Eliza Thomas when she hit her forties that home might be "someplace you made." A modest cabin in the woods of Vermont seemed like a good place to start. Thomas's funny, heartwarming experiences transform the weekend cabin into a real home—a place where Thomas paints the floor the same color as her grandmother's beach house porch; where hordes of ladybugs come to visit one Indian summer; and the place her adopted baby daughter excitedly recognizes as they make their way through the woods in a snowstorm. In writing that is at once funny and poignant, Eliza Thomas welcomes us into the warm and cozy rooms of her first real home. "A charming memoir...?homas details the joys and problems of rural living."—Publishers Weekly; "Pleasant to read, funny at times, candid and poignant at others...?y the end of the book, Thomas accomplishes a remodeled future built by hand, and a sense of her life as a narrative leading home."—The New York Times Book Review; "Another back-to-naturendependent woman story? Hardly. Which is what makes Thomas's memoir, THE ROAD HOME, all the more enjoyable...? She conveys a very real, living definition of home."—The Boston Globe. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB selection.

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