Synopsis of The Dollhouse: A Love Story by Susannah Talley
On her daily walk one November morning, Susannah Talley happened upon a discarded dollhouse and one could call it kismet. After inspecting its wood, she hailed a cab and lugging the pine foundling into their small, Upper East Side apartment, the author gleefully announced to her husband Mac, “Look, Lovie! We have a second home!” And so begins a labor of love and enchantment that celebrates their May/ December marriage and a life examined room by room.
With sentimental, wry prose and eye-popping photographs, The Dollhouse: A Love Story covers a wide range of topics, from interior design, marriage, motherhood, divorce, holiday recipes and beloved pets—to lasting love, boudoir bliss, and the richness of caregiving—all rendered with a wisdom gained only by experience. A bedtime story for grownups, The Dollhouse: A Love Story is a unique tour that will lead the reader to the holidays and a heightened awareness of what truly makes a house a home.
Reviews for The Dollhouse: A Love Story
“Susannah Talley offers a tour of both heart and home with a love story without compare filled with richness and beauty”
— 2011 Albert Hadley, Interior Designer
“An honest and engaging grown-up story of love and life. Real life. Ms. Talley treats serious subjects with compassion and humor. She is not only a good writer but also an artist and craftsperson whose microcosm masterpiece (the dollhouse) mirrors a life thoughtfully and elegantly lived.”
— Nancy Godfrey, Alexandra Thompson Associates