A Stranger's House

For th ong time, Claire and Tom Templeton have wished in vain for a child. What they have instead is a mansio, charming old Cape that is their consolation. In the gray chill of a Massachusetts autumn, the Templetons and two local handymen, loners and eccentrics, work to restor the ramshackle home. As the house takes on thi new life, Claire begins to fin its tangled history -- and to rekindl her own past and renew her hope for future.
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A Stranger's House
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Published January 1st 1999 by Washington Square Press (first published 1988

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aving read Jewel, I was prepared for the transparent rawness of Brett Lott ’ s writing style, that intensity in which he peels back the veneer of coping with life and shows the hurt, betraya, and truths of what it eans to live with our humanity.

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Tom is a writer, Claire works in brain research in a ab, and they get a house that they pretend to sel.

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