The Salt House: A Summer on the Dunes of Cape Cod

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Dartmouth College Press
Publish Date
Pages
199
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781584652946
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About the Author

CYNTHIA HUNTINGTON, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth, also teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College. Author of We Have Gone to the Beach (1996) and The Fish-Wife (1986), she has a long association with Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center

Reviews

Elle"
"Cynthia Huntington's joyous memoir . . . captures Cape Cod's stark, sun-soaked natural beauty with unpretentious lyricism." --Elle
"Like a treasure from the sea, this memoir is polished, luminous and elemental."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Airy and elemental as epigrammatic poetry . . . Lucky Huntington to have lived in such a place, enviable Huntington to have applied so keenly the exigent art of seeing."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"A beautiful, lyrical account . . . the writing is clear, intelligent, and full of wonder, awe, and appreciation for life's simplicity and the power of nature."--Booklist
"Perfect all-season reading for nature enthusiasts and writers and especially warm reading for cold winter nights by the fire." --Library Journal
"The Salt House is a quiet, calming, contemplative book for people who love the seashore and long to see it through the mind's eye of an accomplished and highly sensitive writer."--Boston Herald
"In an era of SUVs scouring the land, it's good to read a book about the rewards that come on foot, through careful observation, a reminder that the only ownership is attention . . . In The Salt House, Huntington walks the same square mile of dunes over and over again and finds the world there. She gives us what she discovers, like beach wrack, each observation carefully picked and weighed, kept in the pocket for when we need it most." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Cynthia Huntington's stunning memoir brings us directly into the hard beauty of Cape Cod's easternmost beaches and dunes . . . [she] evokes the Cape's landscape and shores in language remarkable for its concision and grace . . . The Salt House is a wonderful book that beautifully reveals a part of New England that many readers might think they already know. It should go a long way to open this part of the country to still more ecocritical consideration."--ISLE
Cynthia Huntington's joyous memoir . . . captures Cape Cod's stark, sun-soaked natural beauty with unpretentious lyricism.-- "Elle"
Like a treasure from the sea, this memoir is polished, luminous and elemental.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred)"
Airy and elemental as epigrammatic poetry . . . Lucky Huntington to have lived in such a place, enviable Huntington to have applied so keenly the exigent art of seeing.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred)"
A beautiful, lyrical account . . . the writing is clear, intelligent, and full of wonder, awe, and appreciation for life's simplicity and the power of nature.-- "Booklist"