Where the Heart Is - Nonfiction Books About Homes

Home: A Short History of an Idea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140102314
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Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 1987

Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small—from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today's Ralph Lauren-designed environments—on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of "home."

You'll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious ta

The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Our Homes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250096111
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 25th, 2016

The idea that “home” is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Murder and The Victorian City shows in her most ambitious work to date, “home” is a relatively new idea.

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743272865
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Published: Scribner - May 17th, 2005

The classic bestselling resource for every American home.

At Home: A Short History of Private Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767919395
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Published: Anchor - October 4th, 2011

In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.


Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307886798
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Published: Harmony - December 31st, 2013

In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place.

The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings.

Brimming with amusing anecdotes and absorbing trivia, this captivating collection is a treasure trove of curiosities.