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A Place in the Country

(2000)
A non fiction book by

 
A second memoir by the author of the acclaimed Sleeping Arrangements, Laura Shaine Cunningham's quest for the perfect country house is both hilarious and touching.

Having grown up as a city child- 7 people to 3 rooms- she always longed for green acres and a romantic Colonial style house. Her search takes her on many adventures- to a kosher "Country Club" in the Catskills to a movie set on a dilapidated farm where she must enact a survivor of a nuclear holocaust- to a rented castle in gated Tuxedo Park and then at last- to the estate of an English Lord that exceeds her fantasies but features many surprises.

She finds herself raising a fat flock of geese, two demented goat sisters and falling in love with the herd of Holsteins whose life is a gustatory march to an endless lunch. Lugging 50 pound sacks of Chow, she gets little product from her lazy livestock but loads of pleasure.

The New York Times hailed this book as a New York Times Notable Book and The New Yorker published an excerpt...A winning addition that the Times Book Review promised would give as much joy as the classic "The Egg and I."

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: A Place in the Country (Ulverscroft Nonfiction)
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 0-7531-5619-9 / 978-0-7531-5619-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis
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May 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 1-57322-157-0 / 978-1-57322-157-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 0-7531-5620-2 / 978-0-7531-5620-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 1-57322-878-8 / 978-1-57322-878-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2000 : Australia Paperback
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 0-7322-6775-7 / 978-0-7322-6775-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

2000 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
ISBN: 0-7887-4930-7 / 978-0-7887-4930-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Place in the Country
Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
Publisher: Memoir House
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