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The Birdhouse Chronicles: Surviving the Joys of Country Life

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In The Birdhouse Chronicles, internationally best-selling author Cathleen Miller offers a funny and wise account of how she and her husband, Kerby, abandoned their San Francisco advertising careers to make a radical new life for themselves in a one-hundred-year-old Pennsylvania farmhouse located in the middle of an Amish cornpatch. Part memoir, part nature writing, and part old-house-restoration journal, this wonderfully humorous narrative brings home all the humor, exhilaration, and disappointment of pursuing a “simpler” life in the country.

In her sassy, self-deprecating style, Cathleen Miller puts a fresh, authentic spin on the classic country memoir and surprises us with many unique twists. Sometimes wry, and sometimes full of awe, her observations about her neighbors and other locals infuse this true story with rich texture. Through it all we witness the blow-by-blow process as she and her husband refurbish their woefully dilapidated country house.

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In THE BIRDHOUSE CHRONICLES, internationally best-selling author Cathleen Miller offers a funny and wise account of how she and her husband, Kerby, abandoned their San Francisco advertising careers to make a radical new life for themselves in a one-hundred-year-old Pennsylvania farmhouse located in the middle of an Amish corn patch. Part memoir, part nature writing, and part old-house-restoration journal, this wonderfully intimate narrative brings home all the humor, exhilaration, and disappointment of pursuing a realer, simpler life. In her sassy, self-deprecating style, Cathleen Miller puts a fresh, authentic spin on the classic country memoir, and surprises us with many unique twists.

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Part memoir, part travelogue, part nature writing-an intimate first-person narrative of returning to a realer, simpler life.

About the Author

CATHLEEN MILLER'S essays and articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Times-Picayune, Denver Post, Cimarron Review, and Old House Journal, and in two anthologies, Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel and Travelers' Tales San Francisco. Her previous book, Desert Flower, written with coauthor Waris Dirie, has been published in sixteen countries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592284498
Subtitle:
Surviving the Joys of Country Life
Publisher:
The Lyons Press
Author:
Miller, Cathleen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Edition Number:
First edition
Publication Date:
20041001
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.90x6.20x.75 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In THE BIRDHOUSE CHRONICLES, internationally best-selling author Cathleen Miller offers a funny and wise account of how she and her husband, Kerby, abandoned their San Francisco advertising careers to make a radical new life for themselves in a one-hundred-year-old Pennsylvania farmhouse located in the middle of an Amish corn patch. Part memoir, part nature writing, and part old-house-restoration journal, this wonderfully intimate narrative brings home all the humor, exhilaration, and disappointment of pursuing a realer, simpler life. In her sassy, self-deprecating style, Cathleen Miller puts a fresh, authentic spin on the classic country memoir, and surprises us with many unique twists.
"Synopsis" by ,
Part memoir, part travelogue, part nature writing-an intimate first-person narrative of returning to a realer, simpler life.

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