Sea Crow Press Announces: Cottage For Sale, Must Be Moved: A Woman Moves A House To Make A Home

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Cottage For Sale: Must Be Moved
20th Anniversary Edition of the Cape Cod Classic By Kate Whouley

CAPE COD, Mass. - s4story -- Sea Crow Press announces Cottage For Sale, Must Be Moved: A Woman Moves a House to Make A Home By Kate Whouley. The new edition celebrates the twentieth anniversary of a Cape Cod classic. Including a new chapter updating the cottage, Kate, and the current Cat-in-Charge.

When Kate Whouley saw the classified ad for an abandoned cottage that had to be moved, she began to dream.  But she wasn't prepared for the complications of her house-moving adventures. Supported by loyal friends, and egged on by her bossy gray cat, Whouley encountered a parade of town officials, a small convoy of State Police (who escorted her cottage through four Cape Cod towns), and an army of house-moving, home-building men. Like the cottage on wheels, Kate Whouley takes the back roads, with a keen eye for inner scenery.


​Kate Whouley is a contributing editor at Yankee magazine and the 2012 recipient of the New England Book Award in nonfiction for Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words. Kate directs the MFA program in creative writing at Bay Path University and edits Multiplicity, the magazine of the Bay Path MFA. Kate lives on Cape Cod in a cottage that is no longer on the move.

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Sea Crow Press is an independent book publisher based on Cape Cod.


Paperback | 5.25 X 8.5 | 300 pages | ISBN:  978-1-961864-10-8 | Publication Date: September 3, 2024 | List $17.95 | Retailer Distribution:, 40% Trade Discount.  Also available at Ingram Book Company

Cape Cod | Memoir | Women  | Traveler & Explorer Biographies | Home Improvement & Design Books | Small Spaces

Publishing History (original edition)
  • Commonwealth Editions (hardcover 5/04)
  • Ballantine Books, a division of Penguin Random House (paperback 5/05)
  • Beacon Press  (e-book edition 05/11)

Kudos for Cottage for Sale
  • Book Sense Book-of-the Year Finalist
  • Memoir-of-the Month, Book-of-the-Month Club Judge's Choice and Featured Alternate
  • Chapter-A-Day Read Aloud Selection
  • USA Today Cool Summer Read
  • Reading Group Choices Selection

Review Highlights

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"…a pitch-perfect description of both small-town life and personal anticipation…It is not simply about the marriage of a small house and smaller cottage, but about the hope we all find in home. I loved Cottage For Sale."
—Anna Quindlen

"Whouley's gentle memoir…deftly explores the themes of independence, pride of place and loss…"
The New York Times

"…an almost Holy Grail quest… highly entertaining."
The Wall Street Journal

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