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The Big House

The Big House

A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

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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.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743249645 | 
  • June 2004
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George Howe Colt
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George Howe Colt

George Howe Colt is the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times notable bookof the year, and November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide.  He lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, Anne Fadiman, and their two children.

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