Cape Cod

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Grand Central Publishing, Jul 1, 1992 - Fiction - 736 pages
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"Engrossing...entertaining...the perfect book to take to the beach." - Boston Herald

Two families, both carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas... both destined to generations of proud leadership, shameful intrigue, and passion for the sandy crest of land that became their heritage...
This is the story of the Bigelow and Hilyard clans, from their first years on America's shores, through the fury of her wars and the glory of her triumphs, to our own time when young Geoff Hilyard must fight to save both his marriage to a Bigelow heir and the windswept coast he loves. It is a struggle that will take him deep into the past, to a centuries-old feud that never died..And on a dangerous quest for a priceless relic of American history that has lain hidden in the Cape for over two hundred years.

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Story of Mayflower descendents 'till present - Bigelows and Hilyards. Set in Brewster. Excellent, the story of Lands, old family names, etc. Originally brought to America's shores by the Mayflower ... Read full review

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User Review  - Georgia Hatheway Beckman - Goodreads

It is rare that I will read a book more than once. Cape Cod is one of those books. My husband & I both read it & fell in love with it. We knew it would be a yearly read. I find myself studying the ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, and a cult classic horror movie, too. His first novel, Back Bay, introduced treasure hunting hero Peter Fallon, who has now appeared in five novels, and spent fourteen weeks on the Times list. SInce then Martin has been telling stories of the great and the anonymous in American history, from the Pilgrims to 9/11. His novels, including Cape Cod, Annapolis, City of Dreams, and The Lincoln Letter, have established him as "a storyteller whose smootness equals his ambition" (Publisher's Weekly). He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children. In 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to "an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region."

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