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The Resource Dream House, Catherine Armsden, (electronic resource)

Dream House, Catherine Armsden, (electronic resource)

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Dream House
Title
Dream House
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Catherine Armsden
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Language
eng
Summary
Lush with sensory detail and emotional complexity, Dream House is about family, home, and an architect's journey to understand the crippling hold one house has on her. In the months following her parents' fatal car accident in Maine, architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart: anxious with her two young children, alienated by her clients' grand house dreams, and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. While she and her sister Cassie are cleaning out their childhood home on the coast of Maine, they stir up painful memories and resentments over family possessions. A legendary collection of historically significant letters is missing from the artifacts they unearth, supporting a decades-old suspicion that their aunt or estranged cousin has stolen them. Threatened by the loss of the old house and its extraordinary seaside landscape, Gina finds her heart swinging wildly between Maine and California, creating conflict with her husband, Paul. To learn what the Maine house means to her, she approaches it objectively, as an architect, bringing it to life on paper. Her family's story unfolds room by room: the darkroom from which her gentle but passive father, Ron, ran his photography business, the kitchen where her volatile mother, Eleanor, toiled under the weight of dashed dreams. As children, Gina and Cassie warily navigated rooms permeated with toxic secrets hobbling Eleanor and Ron's marriage. As Gina deconstructs the house, startling truths are revealed, changing family history and allowing Gina and Cassie to begin healing family wounds. Gina has the chance to search the recesses of her heart, too, discovering within her a vitalizing compassion and an awakened understanding of what makes a house a home
Summary
Architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart, alienated by her clients’ grand, house dreams and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. When she travels to Maine to put family affairs in order at her childhood home, Gina and her sister Cassie stir up decades-old suspicions and resentments
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Armsden, Catherine
Dewey number
813
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
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adult
Label
Dream House, Catherine Armsden, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780990537069
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f06cd1c9-6b03-4746-b3ce-59a1061f9dfe
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Dream House, Catherine Armsden, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780990537069
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f06cd1c9-6b03-4746-b3ce-59a1061f9dfe
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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