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Author Randolph, Ladette.

Title Leaving the pink house / by Ladette Randolph
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2014
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Contents September 2001 -- The House on the Top of the Hill : Custer County, Nebraska, 1958-1965 -- October 2001 -- House on the Gravel Road : Litchfield, Nebraska, 1965-1967 -- November 2001 -- The Parsonage : Litchfield, Nebraska, 1967-1968 -- December 2001 -- House on the Highway : Norfolk, Nebraska, 1969-1971 -- January 2002 -- House on Logan Street : Norfolk, Nebraska, 1971-1973 -- February 2002 -- House at the Hundredth Meridian : Cozad, Nebraska, January 23, 1978 -- March 2002 -- House of Pain : Houston, Texas, January 1980 -- April 2002 -- My Father's House : Malcolm, Nebraska, 1992 -- May 2002 -- Christ Temple Mission : Lincoln, Nebraska, 1984-1989 -- June 2002 -- The Dollhouse : Lincoln, Nebraska, 1991-1992 -- July 2002
Summary "Ladette Randolph understands her life best through the houses she has inhabited. From the isolated farmhouse of her childhood, to the series of houses her family occupied in small towns across Nebraska as her father pursued his dream of becoming a minister, to the equally small houses she lived in as a single mother and graduate student, houses have shaped her understanding of her place in the world and served as touchstones for a life marked by both constancy and endless cycles of change. On September 12, 2001, Randolph and her husband bought a dilapidated farmhouse on twenty acres outside Lincoln, Nebraska, and set about gutting and rebuilding the house themselves. They had nine months to complete the work. The project, undertaken at a time of national unrest and uncertainty, led Randolph to reflect on the houses of her past and the stages of her life that played out in each, both painful and joyful. As the couple struggles to bring the dilapidated house back to life, Randolph simultaneously traces the contours of a life deeply shaped by the Nebraska plains, where her family has lived for generations, and how those roots helped her find the strength to overcome devastating losses as a young adult. Weaving together strands of departures and arrivals, new houses and deep roots, cycles of change and the cycles of the seasons, Leaving the Pink House is a richly layered and compelling memoir of the meaning of home and family, and how they can never really leave us, even if we leave them"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Randolph, Ladette -- Childhood and youth.
Randolph, Ladette -- Family.
Randolph, Ladette -- Homes and haunts -- Nebraska.
Dwellings -- Nebraska -- History.
Families -- Psychological aspects.
Farmhouses -- Conservation and restoration -- Nebraska -- Lincoln Region
Farmhouses -- Nebraska -- Lincoln Region
Home -- Psychological aspects.
Women authors, American -- Biography.
Lincoln Region (Neb.) -- Biography
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 160938296X (electronic bk.)
9781609382964 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ; acid-free paper)