Big House A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

ISBN-10: 074324964X
ISBN-13: 9780743249645
Edition: 2003
Authors: George Howe Colt
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Description: Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 6/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, the Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.

George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable book of the year, and November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide. nbsp;He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Anne Fadiman, and their two children.

Prologue: Winter
Arriving
The Family Tree
1963
The Discovery of Cape Cod
Rooftree
Renovations
Fishing
The North and South Faces
The Barn
Plain Living
Money
Sailing
Tennis
Midsummer
Hidden House
The Big Cove
Missing Cards
Rain
The White Elephant
Full House
Florida
Leaving
Epilogue: Indian Summer
Notes on Sources
Acknowledgments

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