Homebody: A Novel by Orson Scott CardHomebody: A Novel by Orson Scott Card

Homebody: A Novel

byOrson Scott Card

Mass Market Paperback | January 7, 1999

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In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.

" Orson Scott Card has won several Hugo and Nebula Awards for his works of speculative fiction, among them the Ender series and The Tales of Alvin Maker. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and four children. "
Title:Homebody: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.12 inPublished:January 7, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061093998

ISBN - 13:9780061093999

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light Summer Reading While not up to Card's usual fine story-telling, Homebody is nonetheless an entertaining, light summer read, albeit it somewhat predictable, with somewhat '50s cardboard characters.
Date published: 2008-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ridiculous I had read Card's excellent Ender saga, then tried his other stuff. First was the somewhat disappointing Lost Boys, then I read this, an utterly ridiculous story, that... I don't know how to express my problems with this book without ruining the ending for those who want to read this. Let's put it this way, the entire ending sequence, along with several sequences throughout the book, were just so bizarre and flat-out ridiculous that I wanted to put the book down and never pick it up again. I did, however, finish it. But that was because I was on a long car ride with no book store in sight. I would never read it again.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mlah! Awesome book with a weird ending. I expected more from Scott but excellent writing none the less.
Date published: 2004-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta read it! If you are an Orson Scott Card fan, this is a great Haunted House book with a twist. Look out Stephen King!
Date published: 1999-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homebody Don Lark, running from the pain of his lost family, finds a wreck of a house and begins restoring it - only to find that there is a power within its walls that will alternately terrify and tempt him. Haunted houses are old hat, but Card adds a new twist that makes the story fresh and interesting. The story zags in directions you weren't expecting, and the characters are all quite vivid. A good read from a great talent. Will appeal to fans of Stephen King, John Saul and Dean Koontz.
Date published: 1999-06-15

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A drifter who fixes up old homes in various towns to resell them for profit finally stops wandering in Greensboro, North Carolina. Don Lark has been moving for quite some time now, trying to flee thought of his wife and daughter’s death. Homebody takes an awful turn for Lark when an apparent welcome from Greensboro folk goes cold after he discovers a series of tunnels under the old house he’s moved into. Orson Scott Card reinvigorates the haunted house tale when Lark pushes for the truth.