To the New Owners

A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1040

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

To the New Owners

A Memoir of Martha's Vineyard

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780802126573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8958

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack--it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond--well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners--the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself--from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house--a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. Aschildren were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

Finding Your New Owner

For Your Business, for Your Life

Author: Jack Beauregard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983631118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 8324

If you are a business owner over the age of 50, this book could save your business, your wealth and your life. By using the "Transition Thinking" that you will learn about in this book, plus the help of a Dream Team" of advisors that you'll assemble, you can envision, plan and implement your transition to a new, dynamic lifestyle full of meaning and purpose. This book shows you how.

A New Owner's Guide to Akitas

Author: Barbara J. Andrews

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827602

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 7818

The books in this series contain the latest and best information about each breed covering everything from the history of the breed, choice and selection through to grooming, feeding, training and showing

A New Owner's Guide to Maltese

Author: Vicki Abbott

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827831

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5720

Written by breed authority Vicki Abbott, A NEW OWNER'S GUIDE TO MALTESE covers all aspects of owning this unique purebred dog. The book includes a history of the breed as well as characteristics, grooming techniques, nutrition, health care, identification, and activities. More than 120 full-color photographs.

A New Owner's Guide to Basset Hounds

Author: Joan Urban

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793827879

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8318

Owners and potential owners of Basset Hounds will benefit from the experience of the author of this book, a long-time breeder of these endearing, low-slung hounds. From tips on nutrition to character, the author tells it like it is. There are chapters on history, general care, health, grooming, the sport of purebred dogs, and more.

A New Owner's Guide to Pomeranians

Author: Julie Moreno

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793827947

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 1006

Each of these new books is authored by a well-respected breeder with no less than a decade of experience in the breed. Each title provides information on the history and origin of each breed. Topics include expert advice on selecting, proper care, training, grooming, and nutrition.

A New Owner's Guide to Siberian Huskies

Author: Kathleen Kanzler

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827763

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 6747

The books in this series contain the latest and best information about each breed covering everything from the history of the breed, choice and selection through to grooming, feeding, training and showing

A New Owner's Guide to Great Danes

Author: Jill Swedlow

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793827640

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 757

Presents the expert advice of Great Dane breeder Jill Swedlow on topics that every responsible dog owner needs to know. It contains firsthand information on the history, characteristics and descriptions of the breed, selecting and training a puppy, daily care of the breed, as well as health and dental care. More than 120 full-color photos.

Bringing Baby Home

An Owner's Manual for First-time Parents

Author: Laura Zahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939301911

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 543

"Zahn's sense of humor and clear directions make this a simple, enjoyable book to read. Real advice for the real world -- go buy it today". The Best Books for You & Your Baby. Benjamin Franklin and Midwest Book Achievement Award winner.

A New Owner's Guide to Bull Terriers

Author: Betty Desmond

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793827695

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 3626

Together with her daughter Elaine Bernard, author Betty Desmond has bred and shown Bull Terriers under the Ann Dees prefix for almost 30 years, producing over 140 champions. Breeding for good temperament and soundness, Betty has been a member of the Bull

A New Owner's Guide to Shih Tzu

Author: JoAnn Regelman

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793827534

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 9056

Covers everything from the history of the breed, choice and selection through to grooming, feeding, training and showing.

A New Owner's Guide to Dachshunds

Author: Kaye Ladd

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793827596

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 2964

A color-illustrated guide to dachshund dogs that covers their history, purchasing, training, grooming, purebred sporting, daily care, health and dental care, traveling, communication, and identification.

Uphill Walkers

Portrait of a Family

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555845991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8892

In 1952, Madeleine Blais's father died suddenly, leaving his pregnant wife and their five young children to face their future alone. Uphill Walkers is the story of how the Blais family pulled together to survive and ultimately thrive in an era when a single-parent family was almost unheard-of. As they came of age in an Irish-American household that often struggled to make ends meet, the Blais children would rise again and again above all obstacles — at every step of the way inspired by a mother who expected much but gave even more, as she saved and sacrificed to provide each child with the same education they would have received had their father lived. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and full of wonderful insights about sisterhood, brotherhood, and the ties that bind us together, Uphill Walkers is a moving portrait of the love it takes to succeed against the odds — and what it means to be a family. "In plain-spoken prose ... Uphill Walkers has a remarkable dignity and eloquence." — Carmela Ciuraru, USA Today "Beautiful ... This is the story of a family, united by blood, pride, and the bonds that defy logic." — Ellen Kanner, The Miami Herald "Scrupulously candid and deeply compassionate...." — Reeve Lindbergh, The Washington Post Book World