This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Search The_Big_House_Books's books

Members with The_Big_House_Books's books

Member connections

Friends: moibibliomaniac, WholeHouseLibrary

RSS feeds

Recently-added books

The_Big_House_Books's reviews

Reviews of The_Big_House_Books's books, not including The_Big_House_Books's

Helper badges

Cover UploadingHelperFiver


Member: The_Big_House_Books

CollectionsYour library (132), mission oak hutch opposite the living room fireplace (6), the little nursery (2), the third-floor playroom (38), Grandma's Dressing Room (9), the lower bedroom (9), Nonspecific family bookcase (3), A Closet in Mariah's Room (5), bookcase near dining room fireplace (2), oak cabinet in living room (2), the kitchen wing (1), Unidentified Items (1), Read but unowned (18), All collections (149)


Tagsmoi (84), WHL (63), p233 (38), p231 (18), p232 (9), p313 (9), p235 (7), p304 (5), p291 (5), nineteenth-century novelists (4) — see all tags

MediaNot set (13), Book (135), Paper Book (125), Ebook (1), Video Recording (1), DVD (1)

Cloudstag cloud, author cloud, tag mirror

About meWe are the books that six generations of one family read in their summer house on Cape Cod. The family called their house "the Big House." We books were scattered in almost every room of the house. In his book, aptly called The Big House, George Howe Colt provides a living history of his family's summer house, the Big House, from when it was built in 1903 to when it was sold years later near the turn of the century. In his book, he identifies many of us books by title and author. Editions are not identified. As an added note, George Howe Colt's spouse is the author Anne Fadiman.

About my libraryWe are the books that mothers and fathers read when they were children. Our pages curled with emotion when their children and their children's children picked us up and started reading too.

"The Big House had no one room set aside as a library, but thirteen rooms had at least a shelf's worth of books. Every bedroom and hallway had its own cache." p231, Rain

Two LT members, moibibliomaniac and WholeHouseLibrary read Mr. Colt's book, and decided to catalogue us on Library Thing, with the author's blessings, we should add!


Favorite authorsGeorge Howe Colt, Anne Fadiman, Clifton Fadiman (Shared favorites)

Real namethe Big House

LocationWings Neck, Ma.

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/The_Big_House_Books (profile)
/catalog/The_Big_House_Books (library)

Member sinceSep 26, 2010

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,010,577 books! | Top bar: Always visible