Gordon Pape is best known to Canadians as CBC-radio's personal finance commentator and as the author of popular books on money management and investment strategies. These include Building Wealth in the '90's, Low-Risk Investing, Retiring Wealthy, and his annual guides to RRSP's and mutual funds. He has also co-authored three novels and the award-winning Montreal at the Crossroads.
The $50,000 Stove Handle
A dog that thinks heâ€™s a carpenter. A pregnant groundhog with a taste for expensive plants. A swimming pool full of worms. Theyâ€™re all part of The $50,000 Stove Handle, the delightful, true story of one familyâ€™s misadventures in renovating their suburban Toronto home.
Gordon Papeâ€™s familyâ€™s tribulations â€“ a shower that wonâ€™t stop leaking, a wine cellar that smells like a paint factory, and a stove handle that ended up costing more than $50,000 â€“ will keep readers chuckling from start to finish.
His delightful cast of characters includes a Porsche-driving carpenter, a golf-obsessed plumber, and a designer with a knack for coping with husbands who swear they wonâ€™t interfere â€“ and then, of course, do.
The $50,000 Stove Handle is one of those rare books â€“ light but pointed, with stories every home owner can immediately relate to.
Kendrew Pape is the illustrator of The $50,000 Stove Handle by Gordon Pape.