by: Barry Martin

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This is the heart-warming true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man who built a shopping mall on top of her home. Edith Macefield achieved folk hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to make way for a commercial development. It didn t matter that her tiny house was surrounded by rubble and graffiti. It was home. The construction supervisor Barry Martin respected that, and he determined to cooperate with her. As Barry helps Edith through the last days of her life, she helps him deal with the effects of the Alzheimer s that is diminishing his beloved father. She learns to laugh and let go. He learns about compassion and grace. Full of real human values, this is a story about the most important things in life.