By Catherine Armsden
Architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart, alienated by her clients’ grand, house dreams and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. When she travels to Maine to put family affairs in order at her childhood home, Gina and her sister Cassie stir up decades-old suspicions and resentments. Gina struggles to reconcile toxic childhood memories that still permeate the house’s rooms with her deep longing for its exquisite waterfront landscape. She uses her architect’s eye to unearth smoldering secrets that change family history and release her from the grip of her past.
Hardcover, 352 pages
8 ½ by 5 ½ inches
What’s being said about Dream House
Booklist called Dream House “a story ultimately about love in its various forms and the peace it offers.”
Amazon named it one of the Best Books of November for Fiction & Literature!
“Richly rewarding…a must read for anyone thinking of building…Architectural quotations…open each chapter and reinforce the theme of the house as a vessel for our emotions. The title is especially apt, for a house is always a dream: about what it was and what it could be.”
Dan Gregory, Houseplans.com, author of From The Land: The Architecture of Backen, Gillam & Kroeger