Cape Cod Lucky; In Another Time
This sequel to Once Upon Cape Cod treats the reader to more insights and antics of growing up on Cape Cod. Dana Eldridge's unique prose brings us back to a time when young people explored and played with a freedom we rarely see today.
“Dana Eldridge’s eloquent sequel to Once Upon Cape Cod is a story of growing up on the Cape in the mid 40’s and 50’s – one of the last remnants of the unhurried life of the nineteenth century.
Eldridge’s poignant narrative offers a reassuring anchor – a peaceful point of reference – as we look ahead to the changes, some of them life wrenching, and the challenges of a new millennium. ‘You can’t go home!’ society declares. But Eldridge does, and in this book he brings all of us wash ashores along in the soothing wake of his charm.
Cape Cod Lucky opens that rare, isolated window to old Cape Cod so we can all breathe in the sweet, salty aroma of a simpler time. There is something about a Cape Cod summer or early fall that no other place, regardless of how peaceful and pastoral, can equal. The sky is simply brighter here, the sun more radiant, the air purer. We all seek some tangible connection to this land. Eldridge makes that connection for us.”
Greg O’Brien, Editor and publisher of Stony Brook Publishing & Productions – The Stony Brook Group
“Let Dana Eldridge take you back to the Cape Cod of a generation ago, a place where the realities of life were harsh and the pleasure simple, where land was cheap and roads were dirt and people knew their neighbors. That Cape is gone now, but Eldridge brings it vividly to life. You’ll smell the salt wind, you’ll hear the surf roaring on the bar, and you’ll laugh out loud at the wonderfully wry stories that fill this book.”
William Martin, Author of Cape Cod, Back Bay, Annapolis, Citizen Washington