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Books on Houses

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For this month's Point books program, our theme is houses.
With us in the studio: Jill Erickson, retired reference librarian, and Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb's Books in Sandwich. They share their top picks and we hear suggestions from listeners. Mindy Todd hosts.

Here's our list of book picks:
Mindy's book pics, and a listener:
The Big Adventures of Tiny House by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
Cape Cod Modern: Mid Century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape by Christine Cipriani and Peter McMahon

Jill's list:
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Doll’s House by Rumor Godden
Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
Residential Falmouth by Arnold Dyer
Staying Put: making a home in a restless world by Scott Russell Sanders
Elephant House or, The Home of Edward Gorey by Kevin McDermott
The Shores of Bohemia John Taylor Williams
A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing
Lives of Houses edited by Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee
Novel houses : twenty famous fictional dwellings by Christina Hardyment
(the last two books are available via the Commonwealth Catalog)

Vicky's list:
Cape Cod and the Islands
Blackbird House - Alice Hoffman
Widow's War - Sally Gunning
Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod - Henry Beston
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home - George Howe Colt
Little House at Sandy Neck - Edward Handy Jr. 
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hildebrand
Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark
Flying Solo by Linda Holmes
Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore
Home in the Sea
Remarkably Bright Creatures - Shelby Van Pelt
Children's Books:

Mouse's Wood: A Year in Nature - Alice Melvin

Little Houses - Kevin Henkes

Home for a Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown

If I Built a House - Chris Van Dusen

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.