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ISBN: 0954767608Издательство: Syracuse University Press
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionA glimpse into the lives of the women who are drawn to the magical power of water and the enduring legacy of life on Lake Placid in Upstate New York. Ladies of the Lake is a collection of twenty-three interviews and 120 accompanying photographs of the women at home in their unusual camps and surrounding environments. Ladies like eighty-two-year-old Helen Murray, who converted her camp to a popular club after World War II with zany style and grace; the eccentric yet practical artist Margo Fish, who hand-built the charming and enchanting Tapawingo compound out of intricate twig and stone; and scratch-golfer and financial-expert Sue Riggins, who lost her one true love but managed to hang on to her camp. All are united by the lake's remarkable hold on them. This book is for anyone who visits or appreciates Lake Placid and the Adirondack area and has an interest in the region's rich culture and history. But it is also written for women and men who spend time on the...