Catherine Armsden

reads from her debut novel, Dream House.

“Deeply intelligent and psychologically complex…With architectural precision, Armsden renders the structure of a house and a family as if the house were not only a machine for living in, as Le Corbusier said, but also an insight machine, illuminating the mad attic of the psyche.”--Carolyn Cooke
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Architect Gina Gilbert is coming apart, alienated by her clients' grand house dreams and no longer certain she feels at home in San Francisco. When she travels to Maine to put family affairs in order at her childhood home, Gina and her sister Cassie stir up decades-old suspicions and resentments. Gina struggles to reconcile toxic childhood memories that still permeate the house's rooms with her deep longing for its exquisite waterfront landscape. She uses her architect's eye to unearth smoldering secrets that change family history and release her from the grip of her past.

An east coast transplant, Catherine Armsden is a founding partner of Butler Armsden Architects in San Francisco.

Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Dream House By Catherine Armsden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990537045
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Published: Tma Press - November 10th, 2015