The Everywhere House
Sherry Lincoln's childhood home had sat next to the Brentwood Library for forty-two years. Each time she visited the library, she always took a moment to reminisce and also to inspect it for changes as the house embraced new owners. In 2013, she noticed something peculiar: her house was gone. Puzzled and saddened, she inquired at the library, hoping someone would have information about why her house was ""missing."" Not only had the librarian heard, but she had been a part of the deconstruction effort, which was to provide land for the expansion of the library. Still saddened, but now wanting to hear more of the story, she contacted Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO, the organization that recycled every piece of the house, and learned that her house was not gone-it was everywhere, piece by piece becoming the homes of others. As she toured Habitat for Humanity Restore, the plethora of items displayed there triggered memories of life in her home. From Venetian blinds to screen doors, school redistricting to biking down Suicide Hill, and pets (common and not-so-common), she begins to realize the fate of her house may be reconciled by its new "life" everywhere. Part memoir and part historic account, The Everywhere House captures life in the American 1950's as Lincoln retells the birth and eventual rebirth of her childhood home.
- Publisher: Amphorae Publishing Group, LLC
- Publish Date: Aug 21st, 2015
- Pages: 122
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.29in - 0.32lb
- EAN: 9781942905332
- Categories: • Historical• Personal Memoirs• Social Activists
About the Author
Lincoln, Sherry: - Sherry Lincoln Whitson is always telling stories. Ask her friends and family and they will tell you she's always looking for a good story to tell whether she is at home, at work or among strangers (who are just "friends waiting to happen"). She loved sharing stories of current events and those from quality literature with her students and even wrote and directed plays with them. Sherry told stories on stage in various roles in Springfield Little Theatre's productions of Funny Girl; Anne of Green Gables; Fables, Fibs and Fools; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Raggedy Ann.
Praise for this book
In taking Thomas Wolfe's famous concept of 'You Can't Go Home Again' to another level, The Everywhere House is a recommendation for anyone whose memories and dreams are no longer bound to a sense of place and continuity, and will appeal to a wide audience from autobiography readers to those whose fond recollections of the past lie directly in the present path of progress. D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review