Paperback Out on March 21, 2016 from W.W. Norton
"No other book has made me want to reread Ovid and retile my bathroom floor, nor given me the conviction that I can do both. I loved it.
—Rosie Schaap, author of Drinking with Men
"MacLaughlin is a master writer, with the rare combination of acute observation and astute word choice that characterizes writers like Annie Dillard or Joan Didion."
—Rebecca Steinitz, Boston Globe
"MacLaughlin's evocative prose is just as plumb, level, and true as all the wood structures she ultimately learns to build. This is a lovely and important book."
—Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie
"Beautiful and wise . . . Like if Annie Dillard had her own show on HGTV."
—Edan Lepucki, The Millions