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Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket (Crown Journeys)


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ISBN13: 9781400046591
ISBN10: 1400046599
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Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, remote beaches, secret fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bogs. Admirers of Conroys classic and acclaimed memoir Stop-Time will again delight in what James Atlas, writing in the New York Times, called his "genius for close observation."

In Time and Tide, Conroy recounts the islands history from the glory days of the whaling boom to the present, when tourism dominates. He vividly evokes the clash of cultures between the working class and the super-rich, with the fragile ecology of the island always in the balance. But most fascinating of all, he tells his own story--of playing jazz piano in the islands bars; of raising a barn in the early '60s with the help of a bunch of hippie carpenters; of leasing an old, failed bar with two island pals and turning it into the Roadhouse, a club "that was to be ours, the year-rounders, and to hell with the summer people." Theres a marvelous story of his first golf game, played on an ancient nine-hole course with two friends, a part-time sommelier and a builder from the South who invented the one-handed pepper mill.

This is a book that revels in friendship, music, history, and the gorgeous landscape of a unique American place, and is a wonderful work by one of our greatest contemporary writers.




New in the Crown Journeys series: one of America's most acclaimed memoirists offers a lyrical, nostalgic reminiscence of the joys of life on Nantucket. 5 photos 1 map.

About the Author

FRANK CONROY is the longtime director of the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the author of Stop-Time, Midair, Body & Soul, and Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Rolls On.

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jkmonroe, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by jkmonroe)
I listened to author Frank Conroy read this as an audio book. It was a delight. Ever generous and gentle Conroy imbues Nantucket and his time there with reverance and an islander's appreciation for its unique light, salt smell and history. In many ways this delicious embrace of Conroy's time living in a singular place succeeds in showing how precious and special such a place can be and how time and progress changed it forever.
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Conroy, Frank
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Description and travel
United States - Northeast - New England (General)
Essays & Travelogues
United States - State & Local - General
Nantucket island (mass.)
Walking - Massachusetts - Nantucket Island
Travel - U.S./New England
Crown Journeys Series
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7.88x5.28x.68 in. .55 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Massachusetts
History and Social Science » Americana » New England and Mid Atlantic
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
Travel » North America » United States » New England
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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