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Rural Connections Hubka; Univ. Press of New England; Hanover, N.H.; 1984; 223 pages; $19.95 paperback, $35.00 hardcover. Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England by Thomas C. "Big house, little house, back house, barn"— the phrase comes from a 19th century children's song and it aptly describes most of the New England farmhouses of that time. The "big house" refers to the house proper, usually in the Cape Cod or Greek Revival style. The "little house" was a kitchen ell added to the big house. The "back house" denotes the woodshed, privy, and other support spaces placed next to the kitchen. The "barn," of course, was the barn. This month's focal point