Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister

House Lessons

Best Seller
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
Hardcover $24.95
Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9781632172440

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Hardcover $24.95
    $24.95

    Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9781632172440

    Also available from:

  • Ebook $12.99

    Mar 24, 2020 | ISBN 9781632172457

    Available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

Named a “Best Book of 2020” by Real Simple

A Pacific Northwest Booksellers Associaion Bestseller

“One part investigation of architecture and design, one part exploration of identity, House Lessons is a meditation on space and home, and Bauermeister is a Zen master of the self.”
—Adrienne Brodeur, author of Wild Game

“[A] cozy memoir.”
—Real Simple

“Almost anyone who’s ever let heart rule head will nod, at the very least, at the stories that a 100-year-old house in Port Townsend, Washington, evokes. In her memoir of falling in love with a house, novelist Bauermeister details every cranny, cove, and piece of plaster…This will resonate with any readers who love words and old houses.”
Booklist, starred review
 
“This beautifully written memoir is for anyone who has wondered where home is and how to find it, fix it, love it, and leave it for later as well. We are lucky to be along for the ride.”
—Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

“This deeply moving story of an epic home renovation pulls essential life lessons from the logistics of plaster removal and pipe fitting and moves effortlessly across time and topic to find moments of reflection, optimism, and love in the most unlikely of places.”
—Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics and The House Girl
 
“Intimate and gracefully told, here is the irresistible story of a house and a family in transmutation. There is alchemy and also magic. You will witness a chimney fly apart and a house in levitation.”
—Rikki Ducornet, author of The Deep Zoo
 
“Reading House Lessons is itself like walking through a beloved old home, where strange treasures and beautiful eccentricities reveal themselves around every corner. Generous and artful, this is a hard-won story of the work that goes into building a life.” 
—Molly Wizenberg, bestselling author of A Homemade Life
 
“Bauermeister’s tale of architectural renovation is a window into the nuanced connection between our human lives and our physical dwellings—a relationship that is poetic, visceral, familial, sometimes irrational, and always grounded in love.” 
—Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Mozart’s Starling and Crow Planet 
 
“Bauermeister seamlessly blends a novelist’s command of narrative tension with a scholar’s curiosity to understand the world around her. Read this and you’ll be entertained, moved, informed, and endlessly surprised.”
—William Kenower, author of Fearless Writing

Back to Top