The Big House

The Big House

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Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on Cape Cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt returned for one last stay with his wife and children. This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt's final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer's ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life.He would grow into a softer, puffier variation on the Atkinson template, a childlike fellow with thick lips and, according to Aunt Mary, aquot;the ... the Big House day; in the evening hea#39;d sit quietly with his mother at the card table and play hour after hour of Russian Bank. ... the beach at Anzio, Great-Uncle Hal sustained only one injury: a collarbone broken while playing touch football with his younger messmates, anbsp;...

Title:The Big House
Author: George Howe Colt
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2012-08-07

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