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The Resource To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir, Madeleine Blais

To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir, Madeleine Blais

Label
To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir
Title
To the new owners
Title remainder
a Martha's Vineyard memoir
Statement of responsibility
Madeleine Blais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais' in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack--it had no electricity, no modern plumbing,the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond--well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners--the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais' charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself--from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this isan elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house--a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it"-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blais, Madeleine
Dewey number
  • 974.4/94
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blais, Madeleine
  • Vacation homes
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
Label
To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir, Madeleine Blais
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0019706485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780802126573
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
To the new owners : a Martha's Vineyard memoir, Madeleine Blais
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0019706485
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780802126573
Isbn Type
: HRD
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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      39.960456 -86.01518
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