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Time and Tide - A Walk Through Nantucket

Frank Conroy

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Genres:

Travel

Description:

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

1h 59m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43