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Rise: How a House Built a Family

Cara Brookins

"Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve the family experienced during the construction process, while putting a family back together again." - Publishers Weekly 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. This program is read by the author.

"Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve the family experienced during the construction process, while putting a family back together again." - Publishers Weekly 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. This program is read by the author.
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"Brookins deftly narrates the extreme learning curve the family experienced during the construction process, while putting a family back together again." - Publishers Weekly 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. This program is read by the author.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:44