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The Resource House stories : the meanings of home in a New England town, Beth Luey

House stories : the meanings of home in a New England town, Beth Luey

Label
House stories : the meanings of home in a New England town
Title
House stories
Title remainder
the meanings of home in a New England town
Statement of responsibility
Beth Luey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Historic houses adorned with plaques populate New England like nowhere else in the country. These plaques note the construction year and original owner of the house, but they tell nothing about the rich lives of the people who lived there. In House Stories, Beth Luey takes readers on a virtual walking tour of several historic houses in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, a small New England coastal town, inviting us in to learn each house's secrets. Through letters and diaries, church and business records, newspaper accounts, legal documents, and the recollections of neighbors who knew them, Luey introduces the diverse cast of historical characters who lived in these houses at various times from 1800 to the 2000s, including a Japanese castaway and his rescuer, a self-made millionaire, a seagoing adventurer, a religious pioneer, and an entrepreneurial immigrant. All of the houses are still standing and all but a lighthouse are still called home. In House Stories, Luey asks readers to join her as she considers the multiple meanings of 'home' for these people and their families"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.4/85
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F74.F1
LC item number
L83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
House stories : the meanings of home in a New England town, Beth Luey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: House and home -- The minister and the maid -- Mister Rogers' neighborhood -- The apple and the tree -- A home above -- Home is not a house -- A house for friends -- You can't go home again -- The biggest house in town -- Homeward bound -- "Perfectly safe"
Control code
ocn986788596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 182 pages
Isbn
9781625343109
Lccn
2017017182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625343116
  • (OCoLC)986788596
Label
House stories : the meanings of home in a New England town, Beth Luey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: House and home -- The minister and the maid -- Mister Rogers' neighborhood -- The apple and the tree -- A home above -- Home is not a house -- A house for friends -- You can't go home again -- The biggest house in town -- Homeward bound -- "Perfectly safe"
Control code
ocn986788596
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 182 pages
Isbn
9781625343109
Lccn
2017017182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781625343116
  • (OCoLC)986788596

Library Locations

    • Gleason Public Library (Carlisle)Borrow it
      22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA, 01741, US
      42.528835 -71.348117
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