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

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This intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod traces one family's fascinating story and celebrates the ... Show synopsis

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lovegoldens

read it on your summer vacation

by lovegoldens on Sep 28, 2007

This was a wonderful book. A book I wanted to begin again as soon as I had finished the last page. I read it during my summer vacation. This is a book you can relate to, regardless of your background. His summers were spent in a large old house in New England. Mine were spent in a little rented cottage on a lake in Michigan. But there was just something universal about his story. His family's history was totally absorbing; his writing, compelling. I thought I really didn't like nonfiction. But this book changed my mind. I checked it out from the library, then had to own my own copy after reading it.

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