House Hold

A Memoir of Place


Willard Spiegelman on House Hold

“Ann Peters’s House Hold has the makings of an American classic. A perceptive and deeply affecting book about childhood and place.” — Alice Kaplan, author of French Lessons, Yale University
“The places, houses, and even the smallest rooms we inhabit also inhabit us. These places exist in our memory, and tie us to them well after we have left them. In House Hold, Ann Peters has built a literary edifice that seamlessly combines memoir, meditation, and literary analysis. From Wisconsin to the boroughs of New York City and, at last, a farmhouse in upstate New York, Peters brings alive for herself and her readers the places she has lived in and dreamed of.”

— Willard Spiegelman, author of Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness