Big Sur: A Wild Coast and Lonely, by Rosalind Sharpe Wall
For anyone preparing to vacation at Big Sur, this book is a charming and
compelling introduction to the "pioneers" of the coast, and to the Indians who preceded them. In a warm, lively, personal and energetic style, Ms. Wall tells you fascinating stories of the 1800's and pre-Highway 1 Big Sur, always attempting to separate lore from fact, but reveling in both.
She is also wonderfully sensitive to the "presence" and spirit of Big Sur, and tells compelling stories of protecting lights and "small brown people". From Pfeiffer to Jeffers, all the early settlers are here, by the end of the book, you feel like a compatriot in their histories.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 16 December, 2010.