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Time and tide : a walk through Nantucket

Author: Frank Conroy
Publisher: New York : Crown Journeys, ©2004.
Series: Crown Journeys series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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
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Conroy, Frank, 1936-2005.
Time and tide.
New York : Crown Journeys, ©2004
(OCoLC)607418013
Online version:
Conroy, Frank, 1936-2005.
Time and tide.
New York : Crown Journeys, ©2004
(OCoLC)608624478
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Conroy
ISBN: 1400046599 9781400046591
OCLC Number: 53091763
Description: 141 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Busy Days/Hot Nights 17 --
Quiet Days/Quiet Nights 27 --
Settling In 35 --
Squirrels? 43 --
The White Elephant Gig 51 --
Golf Games 55 --
The Roadhouse 63 --
Third World Softball 75 --
How About Manners? 81 --
Let's See to the Land 87 --
Degrees of Erosion 95 --
The Pace Quickens 105 --
So Much to Do 113 --
Boats 121 --
Slow Down! You're Already on Nantucket! 131 --
A Certain Romance 137.
Series Title: Crown Journeys series.
Responsibility: Frank Conroy.
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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."

"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."--Jacket.

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