Made for You and Me

Made for You and Me

Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home

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Newlywed Caitlin Shetterly and her husband, Dan Davis, two hardworking freelancers, began their lives together in 2008 by pursuing a lifelong, shared dream of leaving Maine and going West. At first, California was the land of plenty. Quickly, though, the recession landed, and a surprise pregnancy that was also surprisingly rough made Caitlin too sick to work. By December, every job Dan had lined up had been canceled, and though he pounded the pavement, from shop to shop and from bar to bar, he could not find any work at all. By March 2009, every cent of the couple's savings had been spent.

So, a year after they'd set out with big plans, Caitlin and Dan packed up again, this time with a baby on board, to make their way home to move in with Caitlin's mother. As they drove, Caitlin blogged about their situation and created audio diaries for NPR's Weekend Edition --and received an astounding response. From all across the country, listeners offered help, opening their hearts and their homes. And when the young family arrived back in rural Maine and squeezed into Caitlin's mother's small saltbox house, Caitlin learned that the bonds of family run deeper than any tug to roam, and that, with love, she and Dan could hold their dreams in sight, wherever they were.

Made for You and Me captures the irrepressible spirit and quiet perseverance of one small family--and offers to share that strength with any reader willing to make the journey.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion/VOICE, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401341466
1401341462
Branch Call Number: 306.872 Shetterl 03/2011
Characteristics: 248 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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MadReads May 02, 2011

Being a newlywed that is short on funds, this book struck a chord with me. Despite the fact that the book is based on a litany of unfortunate things happening to Caitlin and her husband, her story didn't come across as whiny. I found it an inspiring and enjoyable read.


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MadReads May 02, 2011

Being a newlywed that is short on funds, this book struck a chord with me. Despite the fact that the book is based on a litany of unfortunate things happening to Caitlin and her husband, her story didn't come across as whiny. I found it an inspiring and enjoyable read.

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