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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

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

2h 15m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:30