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Title:
Rise : how a house built a family
Author:
Brookins, Cara, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Physical Description:
viii, 310 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
"After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family"--
Language:
English
Contents:
A house -- Bad habits -- Sticks and stones -- What I learned in first grade -- Truth tellers -- Coffee with cream -- Plan B is for sissies -- Black, white, and gray -- Shop not shopping -- Karma points -- Sounds easy -- The art of war -- A little to the left -- Loyalty won't save you -- One cookie at a time -- Firefighters have hoses -- What is down must go up -- Hear the words I mean -- I am my plumber -- Down by the river -- Glue me back together -- Aiming true -- Scramble to the finish -- You built your own damn house.
ISBN:
9781250095664
Format :
Book

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