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Author Brookins, Cara, author.

Title Rise : how a house built a family / Cara Brookins.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    818 Brookins,C BRO    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    818 Brookins,C BRO    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 BROOKINS,C    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 BROOKINS,C    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary "After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family" -- Provided by publisher.
Contents A house -- Bad habits -- Sticks and stones -- What I learned in first grade -- Truth tellers -- Coffee with cream -- Plan B is for sissies -- Black, white, and gray -- Shop not shopping -- Karma points -- Sounds easy -- The art of war -- A little to the left -- Loyalty won't save you -- One cookie at a time -- Firefighters have hoses -- What is down must go up -- Hear the words I mean -- I am my plumber -- Down by the river -- Glue me back together -- Aiming true -- Scramble to the finish -- You built your own damn house.
Subject Brookins, Cara -- Biography.
Brookins, Cara -- Family.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Women authors, American -- Biography.
Divorced mothers -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Biography.
House construction -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781250095664 (hardcover)
1250095662 (hardcover)

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