When: Tue., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. 2017
Be they frequent vacationers or armchair travelers, lit lovers are whisked to the Massachusetts peninsula of Cape Cod in a conversation with author Robert Finch on his latest essay collection. Released earlier this year, The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore contains meditations on the popular summertime destination. The writer, whom the New York Times describes as “a keen and passionate observer,” ponders aspects ranging from shipwrecks to beached whales to everyday human interactions. A short reading gives way to a discussion with Middlebury College professor emeritus John Elder, a Q&A and a book signing.