The House With The Wraparound Porch
BACKGROUND: My grandparents had an amazing house with a big wraparound porch in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. I often thought of all the memories linked to that house, and how it was almost a member of the family. One time my sister was saying wistfully how she wished we could all move back to “The House With the Wraparound Porch.” Eureka! I knew that was a great book title. from there I began to spin a tale of four generations of a family that are linked to this house.
DESCRIPTION: Along an elm-canopied boulevard rising from a quaint Finger Lakes village stands a magnificent Queen Anne-style house. In the summer of 1920, when Mame McGrath and her family move in across the street, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame, a newly hired elementary school teacher, proclaims boldly that she can, and will, restore this man’s psyche-devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn’t anticipate is that he and this house will become the center of her life.
The House With the Wraparound Porch weaves a riveting tale of the four generations to whom this home becomes more than a shelter from life’s storms. It houses their memories of triumphs and failures, of joys and sorrows that ripple across nine decades. Though many will move on, this house will always be a part of them, because it resides always within the deep heart’s core.
- Publication Date: Jul 20 2013
- ISBN/EAN13: 1490975977 / 9781490975979
- Page Count: 508
- Binding Type: US Trade Paper
- Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
- Language: English
- Color: Black and White
- Related Categories: Fiction / Sagas