The big house a century in the life of an american summer home george howe colt on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers national book award finalist and a new york times notable book of the year faced with the sale of the century old family summer house on cape cod where he had spent forty two summers. The big house has been part of the colt family history since it was built by the authors great grandfather ned atkinson in the very early years of the 18th century build on bluff overlooking cape cod it is the epitome of a bygone era during which time all the old boston families were building summer homes as an escape from the city. In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century old summer house on cape cod george howe colt reveals not just one familys fascinating story but a vanishing way of life faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent forty two summers colt returned for one last august with his wife and young children the big house the authors loving tribute to his one of a . Free 2 day shipping on qualified orders over 35 buy the big house a century in the life of an american summer home at walmartcom. Alec wilkinson the big house is about the long slow separation from the beautiful past in this case a shingled house by the ocean which colts ancestors built and his family occupied in the summer for generations he writes gracefully with restraint and deep feeling and his book is a rare accomplishment
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