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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
Author
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 is an 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blais, Madeleine
Dewey number
974.4/94
Index
index present
LC call number
F72.M5
LC item number
B55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blais, Madeleine
  • Blais, Madeleine
  • Families
  • Vacation homes
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • TRAVEL / United States / Northeast / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Blais, Madeleine
  • Homes
  • Manners and customs
  • Vacation homes
  • Massachusetts
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
Contents
Blue gold -- The shack -- Turn right, turn left -- The new house -- Summer notes -- The Jaws effect -- Operating instructions -- The ideal guest -- Mr. Ulf, famous writer -- Phil -- What Kay Graham brought to the table -- Boiling the Pope -- "She is not so young now" -- Time to leave -- Great dark cattle -- At rest
Control code
ocn960838464
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780802127877
Lccn
2016046215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960838464
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
Contents
Blue gold -- The shack -- Turn right, turn left -- The new house -- Summer notes -- The Jaws effect -- Operating instructions -- The ideal guest -- Mr. Ulf, famous writer -- Phil -- What Kay Graham brought to the table -- Boiling the Pope -- "She is not so young now" -- Time to leave -- Great dark cattle -- At rest
Control code
ocn960838464
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780802127877
Lccn
2016046215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960838464

Library Locations

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      42.6568333 -71.141443
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