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Title Under one roof : lessons I learned from a tough old woman in a little old house [text (large print)] / by Barry Martin with Philip Lerman.
Author Martin, Barry, 1956-
Note "Thorndike Press large print inspirational"--Title page verso.
"Uunabridged"--Title page verso.
When developers in Ballard, Washington, were building a giant shopping mall, feisty octogenarian Edith Wilson Macefield's house was in the way. They offered her a million dollars. She told them to take a hike. As construction supervisor, Barry Martin was determined to make things as easy for Edith as he could. And when she asked him to drive her to a hair appointment, an unlikely friendship was sparked, one that changed them both forever.
Summary "The inspiring true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man in charge of building an enormous shopping mall around her home. Edith Macefield achieved folk hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. It didn't matter that her tiny house was surrounded by rubble and graffiti. It was home. Barry Martin respected that, and when he took the job as construction supervisor for the shopping mall that was being erected around Edith's little house, he determined to make things as easy as he could for Edith. He gave her his cell number and told her to call if she needed anything. And she did. The day Edith asked Barry to drive her to a hair appointment, an unlikely friendship was sparked, one that changed them both forever. As Barry helps Edith through the last days of her life, she helps him deal with the effects of the Alzheimer's that is diminishing his beloved father. She learns to laugh and let go. He learns about compassion and grace--and the comparable joys of Walker's shortbread cookies"-- Provided by publisher.


Proj. Pub. Date 1401
Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 335 pages ; 23 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Large print rda
Subject Macefield, Edith, 1921-2008.
Macefield, Edith, 1921-2008 -- Friends and associates.
Martin, Barry, 1956-
Older women -- Washington -- Seattle -- Biography.
Older women -- Conduct of life.
Real estate development -- Social aspects -- Washington -- Seattle.
Ballard (Seattle, Wash.) -- Biography.
Seattle (Wash.) -- Biography.
Large type books.
Large type books.
Alt Author Lerman, Philip.
ISBN 9781410464576