Life Under a Leaky Roof: Reflections on Home, Tools and Country Living

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Lebhar-Friedman Books, Nov 22, 1999 - House & Home - 192 pages
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A wonderful collection of critically acclaimed sketches on owning, renovating, and maintaining a rambling 200-year-old house, Owen's account of life in the country is complete with run-down refrigerators, leaky faucets, and high-powered chain saws.

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AROUND THE HOUSE: Reflections on Life Under a Roof

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Humorous, genial tales of living in a small New England town, in a big old house demanding a handyman's talents that New Yorker writer Owen (The Walls Around Us, 1991, etc.) doesn't possess. Here are ... Read full review

Around the house: reflections on life under a roof

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The current volume recalls Joe Coomer's Dream House: On Building a House by a Pond (LJ 3/1/92. o.p.) as much as Owen's own The Walls Around Us (LJ 10/15/91). In his earlier title, Owen, a staff writer ... Read full review


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David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.

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