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When I began to read this and saw it was a narrative, I wanted to just save it for another day. But after a few pages, I really got hooked. I love to wonder what it was like in my grandfather's day and the houses that he built. I got a great glimpse of this world with this book. He made the story of the house as personal as it really is and enjoys sharing the history with us. I could not put it down once I got into it...best 'sleeper' read in a while. 

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Witkinddavis - Goodreads

Colt's saga of a Boston Brahmin vacation home on Cape Cod is full of nostalgia and family pleasures. He tackles the tough things, too, like facing its sale. This is a highly individual story, yet many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill Porter - Goodreads

Very interesting concept. Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Christine Fay - Goodreads

This novel is nonfiction and is the account of the 100-year history of a beloved family summer home on Cape Cod. While it took some getting into, I eventually became involved and could picture the ... Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Veronica Walker - Goodreads

Excellently written book. Not a word wasted. The only slow part was the excruciating detail the author went into about the history of the location where the summer house was built, but that was only a small chapter. Loved this book! Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

It was a nice book and one that I think my sister Pat would like. The author's discussion of society, and family, interwoven with his memories and the story of the house was richly done. Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

Traces a families history with their summer house from the late 1800s thru 100 plus years. Reminds me how our history is a part of what makes us who we are. Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Todd Spear - Goodreads

Though the author is roughly 10 years older than myself, and having grown up in New England, we share similar life experiences. What a wonderful look back through the years of a life still being lived. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Griffies - Goodreads

Too tedious. Read full review

Review: The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

User Review  - Ally - Goodreads

A beautiful story. Read full review

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