We’re excited to launch a Book of the Month program with Symposium Books & Records! Each month, we’ll suggest a book we think you might like. Our inaugural book is Tenemental: Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady by Providence resident Vikki Warner.
InDowncity followers can save 10% on the monthly pick when you:
- Mention InDowncity at the register (only works on our Book of the Month).
- Order online and enter code “InDowncity” at checkout.
More about Tenemental by Vikki Warner
Detouring from the traditional timeline of marriage-kids-house, twenty-six-year-old Vikki Warner skips straight to home ownership and buys a run-down three-story house in Providence, Rhode Island. Suddenly, she’s responsible for a rotating cast of colorful tenants, and adulthood means exploding plumbing, gentrification, and navigating the 2008 market crash with no blueprint. Told with grit and good humor, this debut memoir is a candid exploration into how sharing space profoundly reshapes our lives and forces us to grow into ourselves.Feminist Press
“Forget the marriage plot; 26-year-old Warner is after a plot of land. . . . [An] ebullient memoir.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Refreshingly original reading.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Heartfelt and fascinating.” —Booklist
“A thoughtful meditation on communal living and urban identity. . . . Quirky and fun.” —The Providence Monthly