The House on Teacher's Lane: A Memoir of Home, Healing, and Love's Hardest Questions

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Penguin Group US, Jun 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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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.

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User Review  - new jersey liz - Borders

I have read "Riding the Bus with my Sister" and loved every chapter. I have a disabled sister and I laughed and cried at every new chapter. ***** The book "The House on Teacher's Lane", is also ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

What this book isn't: a memoir of renovating a home. Ms. Simon has very little to do with the actual renovation of their home, so consequently, this isn't a book celebrating all the decorating and ... Read full review

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