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Three new books focus, in fiction and fact, on the structures that shape our lives.

The Hundred-Year House (Viking) by Rebecca Makkai is a funny, engaging, time-traveling love story plus mystery plus family saga, all set on an estate that once housed a famous artists colony.

The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak to Us (Delphinium Books) by Alison Lurie, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, is a nonfiction meditation on how the architecture of buildings, public and private, both affects and reflects the people who use them.

The Stager (Sarah Crichton Books) by Susan Coll is a sharply satirical novel about a couple trying desperately to sell their suburban Washington, D.C., mansion and the possibly sinister motives of the woman they hire to prep it for sale.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Three books focus on houses, homes 08/14/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:48am]
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