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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Review: Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love

User Review  - Sue Campbell - Goodreads

One of the best books read this year. Like walking a labyrinth the author goes through a transformative experience. Her sharing it with the reader brings us with her. Read full review

Review: Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love

User Review  - Eleanor Scott - Goodreads

This book has been re-titled "The House on Teacher's Lane". It was a quick read as it was a fun book. Ms. Simon tells her story with humor, along with thoughtful ideas of her own journey through life. Read full review

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