The Outermost House by Henry Beston
I just posted a nice vintage HC 1949 of a book on a few members PB wishlist For eighty years 'The Outermost House' has been recognized as a classic in American nature-writing. This chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach was written in longhand on the kitchen table in a little room with windows overlooking the North Atlantic and the dunes. Capturing the vividness of each event as it is seen and felt, the author describes the wonder and mystery of nature - the migrations of shore and sea birds, the ceaseless rhythms of wind and sand and ocean, the pageant of stars in the changing seasons. Permeating these pages is Mr. Beston's perception of the relation of man to the cosmic picture.
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