Her mother's third marriage is only hours old when all hope for Clare's fifteenth summer fades. Before she knows it, Clare is whisked away to some ancient cottage on a tiny marsh island on Cape Cod to spend the summer with her father—a man she hasn't seen since she was three.
Clare's biological father barely talks, and when he does, he obsesses about endangered turtles. The first teenager Clare meets on the Cape confirms that her father is known as the town crazy person.
A poignant, candid chronicle of a beloved nature writer’s fifty-year relationship with an iconic American landscape.Those who have encountered Cape Cod―or merely dipped into an account of its rich history―know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: “No other place I know sears the heart with such a constant juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, of beauty being born and destroyed in the same moment.” And nowhere within its borders is this truth more vivid and dramatic than along the forty miles of Atlantic coast―what Finch has always known as the Outer Beach.
If you have never read a book by Brewster's own Sally Gunning, you are in for a treat! Every year, Sally's books top our in-store bestseller lists. Her books are known for strong female protagonists, attention to authentic historic detail, and compelling stories that are a joy to read. The Widow's War is the 1st book in the Satucket Trilogy--including Bound and The Rebellion of Jane Clarke. You should read them all. These books are all at least partially set in Brewster, but don't need to be read in order.
A Little Taste of Cape Cod is a small, illustrated cookbook featuring the classic neighborhood dishes of Cape Cod. Acting as both cookbook and guidebook, A Taste of Cape Cod offers readers recipes for signature dishes celebrating the flavors of everyone’s favorite cape.
Sears Point is a story about life and change. Set in Brewster on Cape Cod, the story features the life and challenges of Washington Foster Sears. Born in the early years of the 20th century, Washy Sears lives a century in the town of his birth and experiences the transition of his community from the traditional rural village life so well portrayed in the novels of Joseph Crosby Lincoln to the realities and demands of today's world. (If you are at all familiar with Brewster, you will recognize some of the characters in this book: fun!)