This evening Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his “Local History Book Chat.” (Please note the location will be the upstairs art gallery today.) The book to be read in advance is The Big House by George Howe Colt (c2003). In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe reveals not just one family’s fascinating story – but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent 43 summers, he and his wife and children return for one last stay. This wonderful tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that has watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt’s final visit with memoirs 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. Please join Will for a discussion about a topic that often touches many of us as we grow up and leave our family homes.. This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
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