Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life / Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch||BIOGRAPHY THORSTENSEN, OLE MEMOIR (Text)||37516002038333||Adult New Book Shelf-Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial||690.24 THORSTENSEN (Text)||33946003332017||New Books . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780143130949
- ISBN: 0143130943
- Physical Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018.
"Translated from the Norwegian. 1998."
Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself. Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape.
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