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The Care and Management of Lies is Jacqueline Winspear's first stand-alone novel, a departure from her bestselling Maisie Dobbs mystery series, set during the opening months of the Great War. The story chronicles the lives of Tom and Kezia Atterbury, married in June of 1914, and still newlyweds when war is declared in August. Tom enlists for service, among the thousands of men...

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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir

I first found myself captivated by the pictures of Dee Williams’ tiny 84-square-foot house. It is sweet, cozy, innovative, and beautiful all at once. Then I started reading Dee’s memoir and found myself captivated by the intention, adventure, bravery, and insight that went into her decision to build and live in such a small space. Humbled by a friend’s illness and a trip to Guatemala, Dee was handed a dose of humility. She sold the three-bedroom bungalow that she was constantly remodeling, and downsized—but in a sustainable and humble way. This is a graceful, inspiring memoir about building a home from scratch—and discovering a true sense of self, in just 84 square feet.

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S.M.C.
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399166174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Rider Press, 4/2014

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