The true story of turning a very big house into a home, a small town into a hometown, and a crazy dream into a reality.

20th Anniversary Edition available August 15, 2016. Now with a new afterword.



"Wry and gentle. ... Imagine Home Improvement" with a southern accent. ... House-and-garden renovations gone delectably awry."

- New York Times

"Page after belly-tickling page. ... Numerous misadventures bordering on slapstick. ... A delightful read."

- The Washington Post