The House that Jacob Built

In 1940, the 1780 farmhouse that noted Maine essayist and curmudgeon John Gould s great grandfather built burned to the ground To honor the generations that came before him, Gould there and then decided to rebuild the house in Lisbon Falls Memories clung to every beam and rafter and these recollections form the substance of Gould s memoir.
The House that Jacob Built In the farmhouse that noted Maine essayist and curmudgeon John Gould s great grandfather built burned to the ground To honor the generations that came before him Gould there and then decid

  • Title: The House that Jacob Built
  • Author: John Gould
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The House that Jacob Built”

    1. I found this book in a pile of older books at a sale. The author is a well known Maine author and because I lived in Maine for many years I thought I would give it a read. I picked it up and started reading. It wasn't the fastest read too many little details I wanted to savor. It is a "pretty much" true story and reminds me of sitting in front of a wood stove in the Maine woods somewhere, listening to tales from the old timers. I have, in fact, done this. I lived and worked in a Maine town, not [...]

    2. “Keep a thing seven years,” the saying goes, “and you’ll find a use for it.” —John Gould

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