Book Reviews of House

House
House
Author: Tracy Kidder
ISBN-13: 9780395363171
ISBN-10: 0395363179
Publication Date: 10/1985
Pages: 341
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great book which transforms fact into fiction.
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The trial and tribulations of building a new house...........great read!
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A cliffhanger, I read it in one setting...You'll be fascinated! The Boston Globe
With all the excitement and drama of a great novel, House brings us into the intimate lives of a family building their first home. We feel tentions between architect, owners and builders... the day to day frustrations and crises, the challenages and trimphs. And in the end we share the joy of a magnificent dream come true.
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Story of a family building their first home and the thoughts of the architect, owners and builders.
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This book is a classic! The Chicago Trib says "Tracy Kidder has worked his magic out of reality, it is a gift to all of us."
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A New York Times Bestseller.
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Written with insight and emotion, a very satisfying read.
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This is a novel about a family building their first house. "Powerful, rich, enjoyable...a Suspenseful, gripping tale."
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This is the true story of he experiences of a couple building their first home. It literally reads like fiction and is filled with human drama. An excellent read!
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"A cliffhanger...I read it in one sitting, enthralled...Richer than the usual non-fiction; it is closer to a novel. Like a novel, it tells us not only what happens, but to whom it happens, and it tells us by means of surface clues meticulously catalogued...This is a real writer at work here. Like the carpenters he follows so unobtrusively, Kidder takes care with his craft."-Boston Globe.
A subtle examination of culture and class differences.Annotation
In House, a New York Times hardcover bestseller for over six months, Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges and triumphs.

From the Publisher
From the first nail to the final coat of paint, blueprints to moving day, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder leads readers through the grand adventure of building an American dream. In Kidder's hands, the story of constructing a house becomes "powerful, rich, enjoyable . . . a suspenseful, gripping tale" (People).

From The Critics
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
And ''House'' is finally a happy story. A collection of highly abrasive people succeed in getting along with one another and producing something worthwhile. Whether this was chance or design will be up to readers of this intriguing book to decide. -- New York Times
Kidder won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for The Soul of a New Machine.
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