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This is the story of a vanished small-town America. Time: from the era of the horse-drawn Democrat wagon to the present. Place: one the Pamet River, Truro, Massachusetts, a small sea-coast town near the tip of Cape Cod.

Kane Weaves in brilliant descriptions of the changing seasons (prompting one reader to write that he could smell the salt air in last month's column) regaling his readers with spectacular reports of shipwrecks of the coast of Truro and the nefarious deeds of the mooncussers, over fifty years ago. He evokes memories of the two-room Wilder School, scene of many boyhood pranks; barefoot trips to the corner drug store; and his first attendance at the ritual backyard hog butchering, in the fall.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For 43 of his 72 years, Kane, while serving also as a tax-collector and teacher in the area, wrote for the Provincetown Advocate and Orleans Cape Codder weeklies. Warm and witty portraits of individuals, families and their dogs stand out in this diverting, varied selection from his columns. Memorable, too, is his frieze-like evocation of major and minor events, concerns, gossip and seasonal rhythms of a close-knit, distinctly regional community. With a born storyteller's gusto, he recalls village lore and obsolete customs--a boy's first cigar, box-suppers, spelling bees, treasure hunting, socializing at the town dump, along with shipwrecks on the rocky shore--including those induced by scavengers. Even random forays into Kane's annals of the tragic and trivial provide refreshment and amusement. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780918825919
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell
  • Publication date: 7/7/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.48 (d)

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