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Under one roof : how a tough old woman in a little old house changed my life

Martin, Barry, 1956-2014
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The heart-warming true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man in charge of building a shopping mall on top of her home. Edith Macefield achieved folk hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in a small neighbourhood of Seattle. It didn't matter that her tiny house was surrounded by rubble and graffiti. It was home. Barry Martin respected that, and when he took the job as construction supervisor for the shopping mall that was being erected around Edith's little house, he determined to make things as easy as he could for her.
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