House

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Architecture - 341 pages
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Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.
  

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User Review  - Justin Ryan - Goodreads

My favorite mix of storytelling and non-fiction in the context of building a house. Read full review

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User Review  - John Blevins - Goodreads

The story of an architect building his own home, with a team of craftsmen he found to build it. If you are about to build a home, I would highly recommend this book, though I don't know how you'd go about finding the kind of craftsmen the author found. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
51
Section 2
58
Section 3
59
Section 4
104
Section 5
109
Section 6
125
Section 7
166
Section 8
169
Section 10
204
Section 11
220
Section 12
279
Section 13
293
Section 14
303
Section 15
329
Section 16
331
Section 17
335

Section 9
179

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About the author (1999)

Tracy Kidder was educated at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. Kidder has garnered numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction and the National Book Award for General Nonfiction both in 1982. He has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990 and the Christopher Award, 1990. His publications include numerous nonfiction articles and short fiction for The Atlantic and other periodicals. Non-Fiction books include The Road to Yuba City, Doubleday, 1974; The Soul of a New Machine, Atlantic Monthly-Little Brown, 1981 for which he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award; House, Houghton Mifflin, 1985; Old Friends, Houghton Mifflin, 1993; Home Town, Random House, 1999; Mountains Beyond Mountains, Random House, 2003; My Detachment, Random House, 2005; Strength in What Remains, Random House, 2009.

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