“Under One Roof: Lessons I Learned From a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House,” by Barry Martin

5 stars

In the spring of 2006, construction supervisor Barry Martin was on another large assignment overseeing building a mall — the size of one entire city block in Ballard, Wash. (near Seattle). While on the job, Martin met Edith Wilson Macefield–the feisty, stubborn, and elderly lady who refused to sell her tiny home to the developers.

This story emphasizes the important life lessons Martin learned from befriending Macefield, including how to deal not only with senior citizens in general, but also with all types of people, and how what you do is as important as what you say.

–Debra A.

Posted in Summer Reading Adult.