Cape Cod

Cape Cod NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Engrossingentertaininge perfect book to take to the beach Boston HeraldTwo families both carried by the Mayflower across stormy seas both destined to generations of proud le

  • Title: Cape Cod
  • Author: William Martin
  • ISBN: 9780446363174
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Engrossingentertaininge perfect book to take to the beach Boston HeraldTwo 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 heritageThis is the story of the Bigelow and Hilyard clans, from theirNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Engrossingentertaininge perfect book to take to the beach Boston HeraldTwo 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 heritageThis 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 diedAnd 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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    About "William Martin"

    1. William Martin

      William Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels He is best known for his historical fiction, which has chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history while bringing to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Annapolis He has also written an award winning PBS documentary, magazine articles, book reviews, and a cult classic horror movie, too He was the recipient of the prestigious 2005 New England Book Award, given to an author whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region And in 2015, the USS CONSITUTION Museum gave him the Samuel Eliot Morison Award He has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

    346 thoughts on “Cape Cod”

    1. For anyone curious to know more about the history of Cape Cod and its towns, I can highly recommend this Michener-like historic novel. A great summer beach read!It weaves Puritan family history and actual historic events and people to give one a great sense of both time and place through the past three centuries on the Cape.I plan on keeping this book as a travel reference and to re-read it in the future to bring a deeper understanding of both what is and previously "was", as I further explore a [...]

    2. Why is William Martin not a bigger name in the book world?I found Cape Cod at a library sale and picked it up for almost nothing, which turned out to be an even bigger bargain than I expected. This is a "wow" story. Starting with the docking of the Mayflower and running through to the mid Eighties, Cape Cod follows the line of two families already divided by thought and principles as they waited to be able to land and then as they settled to raise generations of new Americans.The story is told i [...]

    3. Its not often i read a book over and over again. But this one is the exception. have just finished this book for the 6th time since it was published, and yet again, fropm the very first page i am transported smack into the story starts with ann amazing begining that drew me into a time on the Cape a thousand years before the pilgrams into the mind of an great pilot whale and then threw the pilgrams and well lets just say it seamlessly goes from them to the present and back again. maaking one fee [...]

    4. All about the settling of Cape Cod. The story follows many generations of two families, the Hilyards and the Bigelows, both of whom are Pilgrim descendants. There's a long-standing feud tied all together with a mysterious missing Mayflower document. Fantastic read by a wonderful author. Martin has the ability to combine historical facts with fascinating fiction.

    5. After visiting Cape Cod this summer, I was drawn into the story because of its history. I love the way Mr Martin weaves the story back and forth between the past and the present and how the beginning ties up nicely with the ending in reference to pilot whales. Great storytelling. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

    6. The Bigelows and the Hilyards have lived on Cape Cod for going on four centuries, and they began getting on each other's nerves while still on the Mayflower. William Martin, way back in 1992, wrote a saga about these families. Jack Hilyard is a nonconformist trouble maker, and Ezra Bigelow builds his life around what he perceives to be divine providence. Right down to the present day, their descendants have feuded about land, religion, race relations, money, independence, and whatever other issu [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this book. I do love historical fiction and Martin is a very easy writer to reade way he goes back and forth from the past to the books present. I'm descended from the Mayflower, and I like the fact that there were "Saints and Sinners" on the boat. My Pilgrim died the first winter, but his wife and two daughters came on the next boat. His daughter Mary, married a crusty old Sailorwho puts me in mind of the main character of Cape Cod. I also enjoyed this very much because I lived [...]

    8. I read this book many years ago and was recently reminded of it. Those years have worn away many of the details but I do remember one thing. This book was so good, it led me to read others of his and none of them disappointed. While I haven't read all of his books (yet), I can say that those that I have read, Back Bay, Cape Cod, and Harvard Yard have all been thoroughly enjoyable, and I highly recommend them. I must say though, I have to wonder about the support he gets from his publisher as he' [...]

    9. I have enjoyed all of William Martin's books, because there is a well-researched historical component that unfolds in parallel with a related current story. It's like unraveling a mystery along with the characters. And the stories are distinct; he's not just writing the same formula over and over. He's one of the authors that I look for in a bookstore, hoping there is something new on the shelf that I haven't read yet.

    10. I loved this book, mainly because it was based in and near Eastham, Mass where I spend my vacations, so it was fun "seeing" all of the places as they may have been when the Pilgrims arrived and settled the area. This is a historical novel and it switched between the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s to present time (at the time the book was written, which was in the 1990s). It was also a mystery within a historical novel, so my two favorite genres.

    11. Very well written with interesting and historically accurate (I'm assuming) characters and activities covering events and stories of the Mayflower occupants and their descendants from 1620 to 1990. Never really gets boring and the constant switchbacks from the early years to the recent past is well done and keeps the interest level going. Highly recommended.

    12. Reminiscent of the novels of James A. Michener, in style and scope, William Martin's 'Cape Cod' is an excellent, exciting and entertaining read from start to finish; filled with characters you'd love to meet. Martin immediately joins my list of all time favorite storytellers. Now I'm anxious to read 'Back Bay' and 'Harvard Yard'.3rd best-read of 2009

    13. Big enough to be Michenerwell researcher historical fiction. Interesting plot development where a contemporary story line with roots in the pilgrim days, proceeds as the older story catches up and converges with it. Very effective. It makes a really good beach read, especially with a view of Cape Cod Bay. There can be an an eery sense of place as you read.

    14. I really enjoyed this book. It was engaging and full of an intimate history of Cape Cod for multiple generations. As a new resident on cape cod (a "wash ashore") this gives me insight into the cape codder attitudes as it follows 2 families from the MAyflower to modern times. An interesting thread of passions that span through time.

    15. 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 genealogy charts very intently so I will KNOW each of the characters. I do the same with the maps. This is definitely one of those books that makes you feel as if you are in that place.

    16. I liked how it rotated from present to past in each chapter. It was also of an area I'm somewhat familiar with and makes me curious to explore the Cape in a different way.I read it as an ebook.

    17. My copy was so tattered that the cover fell off before I finished - luckily the story is one that will endure a little better than the paperback. I good solid story.

    18. This is the third book by w. Martin that I have read and it was t he most interesting. Livivg not too far from the Cape , this book just caught my imagination and it was so easy to picture the Mayflower coming ashore Lloved the modern couple and their problems. I could see them , in my mind , traveling the roads to get to places. Great book.

    19. It was a decent book, it seemed to drag along and was not very exciting in most parts. It was interesting reading about The Mayflower and the beginnings of Cape Cod. There were many characters to try and remember, and was quite lengthy.

    20. Very ambitious novel that tried to accomplish too much. Would recommend it for a summer read, especially if you're planning to be on Cape Cod.

    21. It was a good story, especially since I love the Cape. However, I found it a little hard to reada lot of characters and bouncing back and forth between the decades.

    22. This book is about two families that have resided on Cape Cod since it was discovered by the Pilgrims that came to America on the Mayflower. During this time on Cape Cod, these families have had a feud and that feud continues in the present as one family wants to build condos while the other one wants to keep the natural order of things. This book is like reading two books contained in one large book. The book deals with the past and present as it alternates between both timelines. The situation [...]

    23. Cape Cod is a historically based thriller, with part of the action occurring in the present day, and the other set in the past as an historical object that will play a key role in the outcome of the present day gets passed from generation to generation (this is actually a summary of each of the William Martin books I've read). In this case, the present day plot revolves around the desire of one family to develop a real estate plot on Cape Cod while another wishes to preserve it. The historical i [...]

    24. For anyone who loves a very detailed, deep historical story, this is the book for you! It's very interesting and full of wonderful and unbelievable facts about the Pilgrims and New Comers when the Mayflower perched itself on Cape Cod. But, man oh man, it got long for me. SO many characters and very overwhelming. It went on and on and on and on and to be honest, I lost interest. I did finish it but it was a grinder for me. The Mayflower Log is at the center of this book so you have to finish it t [...]

    25. This was my first William Martin book and I did enjoy it. Follows two families (Hilyards and Bigelows) from crossing on the Mayflower in 1620 to present day. The book is centered on the Cape Cod area and includes many historical events and people that were in the area. There is also a search throughout the book for the Mayflower log which could change the way a family is viewed by the public and the fortunes of the family who finds it. I enjoy historical fiction and now want to visit Cape Cod.It [...]

    26. This follows two fictional families, the Hilyards and the Bigelows, from their arrival on the Mayflower forward to the present, alternating between then and now to develop the storyline. Throughout is a search for the log maintained during the Mayflower voyage. It's said it exists, that it's been destroyed, that it is lost Geoff Hilyard is driven with a need to find the log. As he inquires into the history, the book goes back and fills in that period of time. Geoff's wife (a Bigelow) is not supp [...]

    27. It was a basic story of generations on Cape Cod 1620- present day. All of the characters were poorly illustrated and unlikeable or unbelievable. Stupid story.What I did like was the history that was the basis of the story. The older you get, the shorter 100 years seems and therefore the shorter amount of time that America has even existed. I mean the big events in this country 1776 to 1863 is less then 100 years and then jumping ahead to the 1960's another 100 years. And all of you, can remember [...]

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