Howard Mansfield’s essays will delight readers from all walks of life: whether small town or big city, and encourage them to further explore their own homes. Mansfield has an uncanny ability to entice hidden stories from everything around him and it shines through in these essays about neighbors, animals, tractors, trees, yard sales, funerals, money, and fidelity to time itself.
prize-winning author of Howard Elman’s Farewell, The Old American, and nine other novels
It’s as if Walt Whitman had come out of the grave in the persona of Howard Mansfield for one more epic. I highly recommend this “small book” full of big ideas.
Howard Mansfield is the author of eight books about preservation, architecture, and history including In The Memory House and Dwelling in Possibility, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Historic Preservation, and Yankee. A complete listing of Howard’s previous titles and his features can be found on his website: howardmansfield.com. Howard and his wife, writer Sy Montgomery, live in Hancock, New Hampshire.