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Horton, Tom. ISLAND OUT OF TIME: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake. New York: Norton, (1996.) Hardcover First Edition


First printing. From the dj flap: "Smith Island is a marshy archipelago in mid-Chesapeake Bay, 9 miles from the mainland, home to 150 watermen and their families.. . Tom Horton lived for nearly three years on Smith Island, recording through observations and interviews the traditions of oystering, crab catching, churchgoing, hunting and poaching, and the social rituals of these fiercely independent men and women. His beautiful elegiac story is about community and isolation, harvest and exploitation, and the risks and charms of being different from the surrounding world." 316 pp. Fine in a fine dust jacket. .ISBN # 0-393039382 

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