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Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life / Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 690.24 THO (Text) 840191002520259 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch BIOGRAPHY THORSTENSEN, OLE MEMOIR (Text) 37516002038333 AdultNF Biography Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 690.24 THORSTENSEN (Text) 33946003332017 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143130949
  • ISBN: 0143130943
  • Physical Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2015]

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"Translated from the Norwegian by Sean Kinsella"
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Thorstensen, Ole > Philosophy.
Dwellings > Remodeling > Norway > Anecdotes.
Building > Technique.
Small business > Norway.
Carpenters > Norway > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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