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Kate Whouley

Kate Whouley is a contributing writer for Yankee magazine and the 2012 recipient of the New England Book Award in nonfiction for Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words. A longtime designer of independent bookstores, she is a founding faculty member in the Bay Path University MFA program and serves as the editor of Multiplicity. Kate lives and writes on Cape Cod in a cottage that is no longer on the move.

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Cottage For Sale, Must Be Moved

A Woman Moves a House to Make A Home

By Kate Whouley

paperback | 5.25 X 8.5 | 300 pages | June, 4, 2024 

The Award-Winning

Summer Beach Read 2024!

This new edition of Cottage celebrates its twentieth publication anniversary. With an all-new bonus chapter!

After a classified ad for an abandoned vacation cottage captures Kate Whouley’s imagination, she 

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becomes determined to attach the tiny building to her three-room house. Town politics and construction mishaps test her resolve, but Kate and her bossy gray cat exercise willful persistence in their single-minded pursuit of a place called home. Sometimes hilarious, often moving, this story of Kate’s year-long adventure is also a meditation on friendship, family, commitment, creativity, and the possibility of making our dreams come true. The memoir Anna Quindlen called “a pitch-perfect description of both small-town life and personal anticipation” is now available in a 20th-anniversary edition, complete with a brand-new bonus chapter by the author that catches readers up on the cottage, Kate, and the current (just as bossy) Cat-in-Charge.

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About Sea Crow Press

Sea Crow Press is an award-winning woman-run independent publisher of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction based on Cape Cod in Massachusetts committed to amplifying voices that might otherwise go unheard.

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