Selected essays from a popular Cape Cod radio programA collection of more than 50 exquisitely crafted radio essays, these short but poetic gems celebrate unique aspects of life on Cape Cod, especially the relationship between humanity and the natural world. Entranced by the island’s riches, Robert Finch takes the reader on a journey through the seasons in many well-known and beloved essays—including "Beach Ball," "Sea Dawn," "A Gratuity," "The Fish That Wouldn’t Die," "The Old Shell Game," and "Fire and Music"—that have the power to immediately connect the reader with the natural world of this region and that speak to the mysterious qualities of this peninsula that have drawn people to it for centuries.
Author BiographyRobert Finch teaches creative writing at Spalding University, is the host of the radio program A Cape Cod Notebook, and the winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in radio writing. He is editor of Nature Writing: The Tradition in English and A Place Apart: A Cape Cod Reader and the author of several books, including Common Ground: A Naturalist’s Cape Cod, Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays, Outlands: Journeys to the Outer Edges of Cape Cod, The Primal Place, and Special Places on Cape Cod and the Islands. He lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.