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  • Written by Kate Whouley
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Cottage for Sale, Must Be Moved

A Woman Moves a House to Make a Home

Written by Kate WhouleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kate Whouley


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On Sale: May 02, 2011
Pages: 336 | ISBN: 978-0-8070-9540-9
Published by : Beacon Press Beacon Press
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A true account of one woman's quest to move a vacation cottage across Cape Cod to create a home, and the people, complications, and self-discoveries she encountered along the way.

When Kate Whouley saw the classified ad for an abandoned vacation cottage, she began to dream: Transport the cottage through four Cape Cod towns. Attach it to my three-room house. Create more space for my work and life. Smart, single, and self-employed, Kate was used to fending for herself. But she wasn't prepared for half the surprises, complications, and self-discoveries of her house-moving adventure. Supported by friends and family, and egged on by Egypt, her bossy gray cat, Kate encountered a parade of town officials, a small convoy of State Police, and an eccentric band of house-movers, carpenters, and tradesmen. She found herself dancing on the edge of the gender divide-infatuated with trucks, cranes, tools, construction terms, and a dreamy mason who taught her the history of concrete. In one remarkable year, Whouley moved a cottage and created a home.


"Whouley's gentle memoir...deftly explores the themes of independence, pride of place and loss."--New York Times

"An almost Holy Grail quest...highly entertaining."--Wall Street Journal

"A pitch-perfect description of both small town life and personal anticipation...told in a voice of such good humor and thoughtful humanity... I loved Cottage For Sale."--Book-of-the-Month Club News

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