WE CHOSE CAPE COD by Scott Corbett


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The author of The Re Landlord (reported in 1950, p. 200) has hied himself to a new dwelling and so provides his readers with a bit of Cape Cod living. Living on an elbow of a neck, when the neck in Quivet Neck on the Cape, making friends with old newcomers -- anyone who wasn't born there -- and with the natives, all of whom are either Sears or Crowells, can be quite an experience. On this pleasant Cape trip the reader gets in the know about clamming, cranberrying, fishing; about the functioning of the Ladies' Aid Society, the community church, the socials, the town meetings. The Cape, with its seething summer season of invaders, its rich autumn and not so snowless winter, gives a tang to this tale of the first year of small town living. We leave the Corbetts in the thick of town activities, and many a nostalgic semi-Caper will enjoy joining them by page express.

Publisher: Crowell