The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest Questions
The bestselling author of Riding the Bus with My Sister shares an illuminating and beautifully woven memoir about the unexpected ways a home renovation can repair a heart
When Rachel Simon and her architect husband begin to renovate their house on Teacher's Lane, she braces herself for the ups and downs that often accompany such projects. But to her surprise, as the old walls fall and new paint appears, she is propelled into a transformative journey as she confronts forgotten memories and repairs fractured bonds with those closest to her. This compassionate and humorous book shimmers with insights into the healing power of forgiveness, the struggle to find meaning and purpose, the compatibility of imperfection and happiness, and the ways that lost relationships-with friends, parents, siblings, spouse, and even self-can be rekindled.
Fans of Riding the Bus with My Sister and new readers alike will be drawn to Simon's masterful storytelling and profoundly life- affirming tale. Her story will resonate with anyone who's ever experienced the most universal human emotion-love, in its many forms- and wrestled with its hardest questions.
Read Rachel Simon's posts on the Penguin Blog.
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Review: The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest QuestionsUser Review - Kristin Cruz - Goodreads
Before I tell you about the book, throw on your shoes and RUN not walk to your local book store and buy a copy of this fabulous book. Or, click on over to Amazon and buy a copy of The House on Teacher ... Read full review
Review: The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest QuestionsUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
This is the third book I've read by Rachel Simon. This one was provacative, too, enough so that I talked to Vic about it. A friend suggested that this is more than a book about remodeling an old house ... Read full review
Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love
Limited preview - 2009
SITE SELECTION House
MOVING DAY Family
ROUGHINGIN Brothers and Sisters
ABINETS Kindred Spirits
REP AIR Allies
INSUL ATION AND WALLS AGAIN Time
WRAPPING UP Purpose
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