Town of Provincetown, Massachusetts:Technical Application Docket for Emergency Water Supply Development at Cape Cod National Seashore, May 1978 (Classic Reprint) Camp Dresser and McKee Inc
´´Ein Mann kann hier stehen und ganz Amerika hinter sich lassen.´´ Henry David Thoreau Einst Ort der Inspiration, an dem Herman Melville die Jagd auf Moby Dick beginnen ließ und dessen Licht Edward Hopper über dreißig Jahre lang malte, heute die Badewanne Bostons und begehrtes Urlaubsziel der Neuengländer: Seit jeher besticht Cape Cod mit dem rauen Charme seiner Küstenlandschaft ebenso wie durch seine reiche Geschichte und Kultur. Holger Teschke besucht die berühmte Landspitze von Massachusetts seit über zwanzig Jahren; in seinem Buch führt er Gespräche mit alten und jungen Einwohnern und begibt sich auf die Spuren der europäischen Entdecker und Kolonisten, der alten Walfänger, vergessenen Künstler und verschollenen Seefahrer. Er erinnert an Puritaner und Quäker im unfrommen Streit über kostbaren Tran, erzählt vom Clamming als neuem Volkssport und von Begegnungen mit Henry David Thoreau und Henry, dem Ranger. Der literarische Spaziergang führt den Leser über die Dünen von Race Point hin zu mythischen Leuchttürmen, in die trubeligen Bars von Provincetown und schließlich in die heimliche Hauptstadt Hyannis, das Tor zu Martha´s Vineyard, wo schon die Kennedys die frische Atlantikbrise genossen. Kundig und mit dem Blick für das Besondere präsentiert Holger Teschke die atmosphärische Halbinsel am östlichen Zipfel der USA, die seit den Zeiten der Pilgerväter, Piraten und großen Künstler an Faszination nichts eingebüßt hat und mit ihrer vielseitigen Natur längst zum Sehnsuchtsort geworden ist, weit über Neuengland hinaus.
Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. At first he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees´ decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting, and when their son, Pete, arrives, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving and ironic. Theirs is a simple and bold story. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature´s vastness and nearness while presenting willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001473/bk_harp_001473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer ´04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume. From the introduction by David L. Ulin: ´´For me, Cape Cod is a repository of memory: forty summers in the same house will do that to you. But it is also a landscape of hidden tensions, which rise up when we least anticipate. In part, this has to do with social aspiration, which is one of the things that brought my family, like many others, to the Cape. In part, it has to do with social division, which has been a factor since at least the end of the nineteenth century, when then summer trade began. There are lines here, lines that get crossed and lines that never get crossed, the kinds of lines that form the web of noir. Call it what you want - summer and smoke is how I think of it - but that´s the Cape Cod at the center of this book.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine, Joe Barrett, Nick Sullivan, Vikas Adam, William Dufris, Kevin T. Collins, Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014650/bk_adbl_014650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cape Cod Chef´s Table:Extraordinary Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown Lyons Press. First Edition John F. Carafoli
Historic Cape Cod has 15 towns, stretching from Bourne to Provincetown. Each town and village has ghosts and many stories to tell about them. In this book, the author has chosen some of the lesser known, but fascinating apparitions, such as The Ghost of the 13 Churches - Dr. Abner Hersey; Ahsoo, the Native American girl who sings with a voice of gold but has a face like a fallen log; and the 300-year-old parson who sneaks into people´s yards to snatch posies from their flower boats. These and many other legends are included by the author, who visited many of the sites himself. In one of the most fascinating parts of the book, the author describes in narrative the eerie, secluded burial ground of the tribe of Princess Scargo. Because this graveyard is virtually unknown, and hard to find, the author has given specific directions to the compelling site, which overlooks Scargo Lake. Stories from all four parts of Cape Cod are included in this ´´must-listen´´ collection. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059654/bk_acx0_059654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Michael Decastro gets an email from Tuki his long-gone client, the lady of ten thousand mysteries he doesn t hesitate a moment. He heads to Bangkok to find ... what? He doesn t know. To face what dangers? He hasn t imagined. All he knows is that she s beckoned, and he can t resist her call.And now, face-to-face with Tuki and a ruby so beautiful it has its own name, Michael must make a choice: move forward, protect Tuki, get to the bottom of her entanglement with the nak lin and see that she´s safe, or run back to his father s fishing boat, hiding from the ills of the world beneath a watchcap and a raincoat. Foolhardy, compassionate Michael hardly has to think ...This is the follow-up to the LAMBDA-award nominated Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim O´Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005226/bk_adbl_005226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Near Cape Cod, Provincetown, with a gay resort, an art colony, and a working fishing port, has long been a place of freedom, escape, diversity, and risk. Mark Winslow, a Boston comic, arrives with his troupe of actors, ready to break into the Provincetown club circuit. But the town and the region are far from peaceful this summer. When a public fight makes Mark the prime suspect in the grisly death of a Boston blueblood, Mark believes his choice is simple: find the killer or be charged with the crime.Amid the clam shacks and craft shops, art galleries and nude beaches, undercurrents are pulling at the surface of normality. Could the disappearance of a famous painter 80 years in the past - and the story of his masterpiece, The Fisher Boy - somehow lie at the center of the whirlpool of evil threatening to extinguish Mark´s life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002653/bk_blak_002653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.