“Making Things Work” by Nancy R. Hiller
Honest, earthy, and wryly humorous, this collection of tales drawn from more than 30 years of experience at shops in England and the United States is as thought provoking as it is entertaining. We accompany Hiller as she stumbles into furniture making after dropping out of Cambridge University, finds employment in one, then another, English shop, grapples with monotony, sexism, and self-doubt, attempts escape, and eventually makes peace with her vocation.
Putchamin Press, 2017. Hardcover, 151 pages. Printed and bound in the USA.