new releases for summer reading
proprietor of Buxton Village Books, has gathered up a list of new
releases for your summer reading pleasure.
Her picks include historical fiction, fishing and beachcombing guides,
poetry, and a nifty new guide to visiting The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
And, in this year when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start
of the Civil War, Ocracoke writer Pat Garber has written about her
great-grandfather’s war experiences.
Watery Part of the World,” Michael Parker. $23.95.
Pulling the title from Moby Dick, Parker takes us on an historical
journey offshore of Nag's Head and winds his way back to land many
generations later. Based on local history but acknowledging local lore,
here is the story of Aaron Burr’s daughter ,Theodosia, who was lost at
sea during a storm off Nag’s Head. Parker, who writes with an
prose, meditates on the nature of the sometimes inexplicable human
connection to this often harsh coastal climate that is the Outer Banks,
a place defined by water. Love of the land is strong in this story, as
well as the particular bond that grows when folks live in an isolated
place and must depend on one another.
Carolina’s Ocean Fishing Piers, from Kitty Hawk to Sunset Beach,” Al
tells me this book came about because he simply had spent too much time
on piers not to write about them! Piers are landmarks of
resort towns and figure strong in the vacation memories of many. This
book is chock full of wonderful old photos and brimming with the
history of pier fishing, and anyone who has strolled down the hot,
splintery length of one of these piers on a summer day will cherish
the Western Pamlico,” Peter Boettger. $9.
This publication, sponsored by the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, is for
the fisherman who wants to venture across the sound and fish the Inner
Banks. Not only does it identify the fish you might
it also gives tips on fishing the tidal creeks and estuaries.
day trip if you want a break from the beach.
Lighthouse, New and Selected Poems,” Chris Waters. $9.
Long a Hatteras Island summer resident, Waters meditates on many topics
from pelicans to poison ivy, often with a wry but wise sense of humor.
|The Ultimate Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing
Points of Interest Map,” Kevin McCabe. $2.95.
McCabe has filled a niche in the lighthouse info literature with this
brochure. He has gathered the salient points about the historic light
district and the experience of visiting the Cape Hatteras
This is a nice souvenir piece to read while waiting on line to climb or
to take home and browse while planning your next visit.
River,” Pat Garber. $16.95.
Part-time Ocracoke resident and writer Pat Garber has collected the
history of her Virginia great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences.
Exceptionally well researched and thorough, the book includes archival
photos of battlefields and soldiers. A good book as we celebrate the
150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
Carolina,” Mike Marsh. $19.95.
Both an identification guide and a trip planning guide, this book
covers all of North Carolina, including both fresh and salt water.
Rules and regulations for each fishing location are also included,
along with bait and tackle recommendations. The novice will get a good
introduction and the seasoned angler may find some new spots to explore.
of Georgia and the Carolinas, A Beachcomber’s Guide,” Blair and Dawn
Chock full of color photos, this very well done and all-inclusive field
guide covers everything from shells to birds, beach curiosities, marine
mammals, and seaside plants. Even for seasoned beachcombers, this book
is an interesting companion.