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

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In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe Colt reveals not just one family's fascinating story but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty-two summers, Colt returned for one last August with his wife and young children. The Big House, the author's loving tribute to his one-of-a-kind family home, interweaves glimpses of that elegiac final visit with memories of earlier summers spent at the house and of the equally idiosyncratic people who lived there over the course of five generations.

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ISBN: 9780743249645
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Language: English
Page Count: 327
Size: 8.44" l x 5.45" w x 0.87"
Series: N/A