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Time and Tide: A Walk through Nantucket

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Publisher Comments:

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 Conroy’s 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 island’s 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 island’s 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." There’s 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307422514
Subtitle:
A Walk through Nantucket
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
Conroy, Frank
Author:
Frank Conroy
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel : United States - Northeast - New England (General)
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - Northeast - New England (General)
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Nantucket island (mass.)
Subject:
Walking - Massachusetts - Nantucket Island
Subject:
Americana-Massachusetts
Subject:
Travel - U.S./New England
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040406
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
141

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Walking
Travel » North America » United States » New England
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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