Rise

Rise

How A House Built A Family

Book - 2017
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If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love , you'll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable.

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible.

Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children.

It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family.

This must-read memoir traces one family's rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250095664
1250095662
Branch Call Number: B BROOKINS CARA
Characteristics: viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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boris70
Oct 19, 2017

Amazingly strong woman and unbelievably talented children.

jilllib Oct 10, 2017

After an especially terrifying divorce, a woman and her four children build their own house.

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seg8713a
Feb 13, 2017

Loved! Extraordianry story that will leave you ready to build!

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