The Place He Made


This is a story I never thought
I would tell. It is the story of a love,
the love I shared with a man who came
into my life almost surreptitiously,
a man who loved me in the most complete
way and then died. If he
had not died, I would not be telling
this story…

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Writer and editor Edie Clark was not expecting love to enter her life in the form of a young carpenter named Paul Bolton. She was facing the realities of a failing marriage, while Paul was a shy, gentle but sometimes troubled man. Yet together they nurtured a love and built a married life as beautiful and enduring as the places Paul restored, the cabinets he crafted. And in the time they shared, they would find extraordinary grace and strength, and see their lives transformed by the power of love.  The Place He Made follows in the distinguished tradition of  Death Be Not Proud as one of the most unforgettable personal memoirs of love and loss in many years.

Reissued by popular demand and updated with an all-new chapter, written nearly twenty years after Paul’s death, giving perspective to this enduring story.

  • New edition of the 1995 hardcover, including new chapter on writing the memoir
  • Award-winning feature writer for Yankee Magazine
  • Other books include The View from Mary’s Farm, Monadnock Tales, and Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers
  • Teaches writing in workshops and writing programs
  • Gives frequent talks throughout New England
  • ISBN: 978-0-9719934-3-3
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