Summers with Juliet

Overview

They Met in a bar on Martha's Vineyard. Bill was instantly smitten--her cool beauty, her insouciance, her sassy youth--but Juliet was unimpressed. Even so, a courtship began, and for the next eight summers, in sublime settings across North America, Bill Roorbach and Juliet Karelsen made circuitous progress toward a lasting love and, finally, marriage. In charming fashion, Summers with Juliet tells this tale, but it also chronicles a second awakening, as Juliet rekindles in Bill his childhood enchantment with ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $16.86   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$16.86
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10055)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$28.85
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23298)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

They Met in a bar on Martha's Vineyard. Bill was instantly smitten--her cool beauty, her insouciance, her sassy youth--but Juliet was unimpressed. Even so, a courtship began, and for the next eight summers, in sublime settings across North America, Bill Roorbach and Juliet Karelsen made circuitous progress toward a lasting love and, finally, marriage. In charming fashion, Summers with Juliet tells this tale, but it also chronicles a second awakening, as Juliet rekindles in Bill his childhood enchantment with nature. Now marvelous creatures abound: giant ocean sunfish and wild turkeys, bellicose hummingbirds and canny trout, all of them images and explications of the many facets of Juliet. Landscapes hold new mysteries, too, and the author vividly describes his exuberant road trips with Juliet around the country, from the River of Promise in Montana, to the Gulf Coast of Florida. And at last, they come to a wooded lake in New Hampshire and the singular June day when "love's all there, sweeter than the cake."
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Roorbach's debut provides pure enchantment, linking a story of natural wonders to the wonders of his romance with one Juliet Karelson. They met in 1982--he was 29 and she was 20--and began to take camping trips together, with little money roughing it over almost all of the United States and Canada. A few times during eight years of summer adventures, the couple broke up, but only temporarily. Their travels continued while the author advanced from odd jobs to writing assignments (he is now assistant professor of English at the University of Maine) and sternly independent Juliet skirted commitment, establishing herself as an artist. Lyrical, earthy and suspenseful, the book makes immediate the excitement of confronting snakes, bears and possibly menacing strangers, as well as the great rewards of life in the wilds. The mating dance of this appealing couple concludes in the book's final chapter with their 1990 wedding, after which everyone clogged to the strains of fiddle and accordion music. And so, it seems, they lived happily ever after. (Feb.)
Library Journal
In this charming memoir-cum-nature writing, Roorbach recounts his eight-year courtship of Juliet Karelson. From their first meeting at a bar in Martha's Vineyard (she asked him to stand guard while she used the men's room) to their romantic country wedding in New Hampshire, Roorbach chronicles their summers together and the ups-and-downs of their relationship. They drive across Canada in a pickup truck, almost convinced by the end of the trip that they would never see each other again. Sharing a mountain cabin in Colorado, Roorbach works on his writing and fishes for trout while Juliet paints. In one of the most amusing chapters in the book, ``Visitors'', Roorbach, an ever-vigilant New Yorker at heart, looks out for ``rapists and fugitives and marriage-minded mountain men'' and other unwanted visitors as he and Juliet rent an isolated cabin in Montana from one Theodore Opalowski, ``a youngish leftover from the sixties with his long hair and Mexican peasant blouse.'' This is a delightful debut from a promising new writer. Recommended for all collections.-- Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''
The Los Angeles Times
Imagine a young Henry David Thoreau not only young and in love but as a thirtysomething contemporary, and you'll have the delights of Summers with Juliet.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814250525
  • Publisher: Ohio State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.15 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Hot Tin Roof 1
Berkshire Turkeys 16
Cross Canada 39
Volcano 61
Bluefishing 74
Turtles 96
Out of the Frying Pan 105
Hummingbirds 125
Callinectes Sapidus 139
Mola Mola 150
Fishing with Bobby 165
Canyonlands 176
Water 199
Visitors 218
River of Promise 258
Bachelor Party 264
A Wedding on the Water 277
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)