for Sale, Must Be Moved
Kate Whouley saw the classified ad for an abandoned vacation cottage,
she began to dream: Transport the cottage through four Cape Cod
towns. Attach it to my three-room house. Create more space for my
work and life. Smart, single, and self-employed, Kate was used
to fending for herself. But she wasn't prepared for half the surprises,
complications, and self-discoveries of her house-moving adventure.
by friends and family, and egged on by Egypt, her bossy gray cat,
Kate encountered a parade of town officials, a small convoy of State
Police, and an eccentric band of house-movers, carpenters, and tradesmen.
She found herself dancing on the edge of the gender divide-infatuated
with trucks, cranes, tools, construction terms, and a dreamy mason
who taught her the history of concrete.
with a deft hand and told with an open heart, Cottage for Sale
is a deeply personal story that captivates, inspires, and delights.
In one remarkable year, Whouley moved a cottage and created a home.
Once you cross the threshold, you'll never want to leave.
odyssey of confusion, consternation, and light comedy
there is so much here you will want to read it twice
a cast of characters that range from interesting to eccentric,
a series of misadventures that might have come from a comic
novel, and a narrative style that makes you keep turning the
pages. It's one of those books in which the author has taken
something personal and made it universal.