The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home by George Howe Colt

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

by George Howe Colt

Paperback

Categories: History

Buy Used - Good

$4.48

USD Add to cart

Add to wishlist

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, 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.

More Details

Weight: 0.68 lbs

ISBN-10: 074324964X

ISBN-13: 9780743249645

Readers Also Enjoyed