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The House That Jacob Built

The House That Jacob Built

Current price: $16.95
Publication Date: June 7th, 2015
Publisher:
Down East Books
ISBN:
9781608934584
Pages:
256
Balin Books
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Description

In 1940, the 1780-farmhouse that noted Maine essayist and curmudgeon John Gould's great-grandfather built burned to the ground. To honor the generations that came before him, Gould there and then decided to rebuild the house in Lisbon Falls. Memories clung to every beam and rafter and these recollections form the substance of Gould's memoir.

About the Author

Born and bred in Maine, John Gould (1908-2003) was well known for his acerbic Yankee wit. Over his life he wrote dozens of books and for an astounding sixty-two years was a regular columnist for the Christian Science Monitor. Despite his literary fame, he would always claim that he was, first, last, and always, a farmer.