The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home by George Howe Colt - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt...

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Exact title of the book
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Book author
George Howe Colt
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
336 pages
Language
English
Published
June 8th 2004 by Scribner
File size (in PDF)
1344 kB
The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt recounts returning for one last stay with his wife and children in this stunning memoir that was a National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 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.