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Book Title: When the White House Was Ours|
The author of the book: Porter Shreve
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: August 12th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780618722105
Format files: PDF
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Loosely based on Porter Shreve’s own childhood, When the White House Was Ours is the atmospheric and captivating story of a family’s struggle to stay together against great odds.
It’s 1976, and while the country prepares to celebrate the bicentennial, Daniel Truitt’s family is falling apart. His father, Pete, has been fired from yet another teaching job, and his mother, Valerie, is one step away from leaving for good. But when Pete lucks into a crumbling mansion in the nation’s capital, he makes a bold plan to start a school under his own roof where students and teachers will be equals.
Replete with the wry humor, human insight, and cultural resonance that characterizes Shreve’s critically acclaimed fiction, When the White House Was Ours will be a joy to anyone whose family has lived through an idealistic time and ended up in an era of compromise.
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Read information about the authorPorter Shreve grew up in Washington, DC, and has lived in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, England, Israel, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, and California. For several years in his twenties he worked on the night city desk at the Washington Post, and to psyche himself up for the long haul of writing books, he rode a bike from Washington State to Massachusetts.
His first novel, The Obituary Writer (2000), was a New York Times Notable Book; his second and third, Drives Like a Dream (2005) and When the White House Was Ours (2008), were Chicago Tribune Books of the Year; and his fourth, The End of the Book, is forthcoming in February. He has coedited six anthologies and published fiction, nonfiction, Op-Eds and book reviews in many journals, magazines and newspapers, including Witness, Northwest Review, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
He has been featured or interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition and the Diane Rehm Show, among other programs, and he has taught at a number of universities, including the University of Michigan, Purdue and the University of San Francisco. He lives with his wife, writer Bich Minh Nguyen, and their two children in the Bay Area.
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