Winter 2022 The Life Cycle of a Home

When did we equate loose morals with lax housekeeping?  And why did women turn their backs on the home?  Valerie Andrews explores  housekeeping’s bad rap from fairy tales to feminism and dares to ask, Can cleaning be a sensual experience?   

Peggy Flynn tells how to update the aging process, making home a creative stage set for the third phase of life. 

During the pandemic L. John Harris  marked time with a potato—and considered how Covid drove us underground. 

Annette Rafferty founded Abby’s House in Worcester, MA, to help women living on the streets.

Janet Hubbard describes the ecstasy of giving birth in front of a roaring fireplace on a spring day in Vermont.

How has information been disembodied in the Digital Age–and what magic resides in books, filing cabinets, and ledgers? 

Dust is our silent partner in the dance of life—and, on the scales of Fate,  what remains of all our good intentions. 

Kaaren Kitchell liberates her treasured possessions from French customs and starts her new life in Paris. 

During a recent move, Sven Birkerts discovers the personalities of old books and ordinary household objects. 

How socialism conspired with feminism to free women from hours of domestic labor with a communal kitchen. 

Biljana Lipic left Sarajevo during civil war, made her home on a houseboat in Cornwall, and invented shamanic tango. 

New from Notting Hill Editions: In The Wrong Turning, Stephen Johnson says ghosts reflect our repressed fears of things that can go wrong in modern life.

A riveting story of origins: Artist Edmund de Waal’s family treasures traveled from Russia to Paris, Vienna, and New York, surviving war and persecution. 

Tolstoy said all happy families are alike. With her newly translated novel, Lou Andreas-Salomé proves him wrong.

 James Hollis says home is something we carry deep within:  “It’s what sustains us when nothing sustains us.” 

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