Summers with Juliet by Bill RoorbachSummers with Juliet by Bill Roorbach

Summers with Juliet

byBill Roorbach

Paperback | January 21, 2016

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They met in a bar on Martha's Vineyard. Bill was instantly smitten-her cool beauty, her insouciance, her sassy youth-but Juliet was unimpressed. Even so, a courtship began, and for the next eight summers, in sublime settings across North America, Bill Roorbach and Juliet Karelsen made circuitous progress toward a lasting love, and finally, marriage. In charming fashion, Summers with Juliet tells this tale, but it also chronicles a second awakening, as Juliet rekindles in Bill his childhood enchantment with nature. Now marvelous creatures abound: giant ocean sunfish and wild turkeys, bellicose hummingbirds and canny trout, all of them images and explications of the many facets of Juliet. Landscapes hold new mysteries, too, and the author vividly describes his exuberant road trips with Juliet around the country, from the River of Promise in Montana, to the Gulf Coast of Florida. And at last, they come to a wooded lake in New Hampshire and the singular June day when "loves all there, sweeter than the cake."
Title:Summers with JulietFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.03 × 5.15 × 0.9 inPublished:January 21, 2016Publisher:Ohio State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814250521

ISBN - 13:9780814250525

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Bill immediately fell for beautiful, disinterested Juliet in a bar on Martha’s Vineyard. Although she was unenthusiastic a courtship ensued. For the next eight summers, Bill and Juliet traveled across North America on a journey toward love and marriage. A delightful memoir, Summers with Juliet chronicles Bill Roorbach’s adventures in love and nature with Juliet Karelsen on lively road trips across the United States from Montana’s River of Promise to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Together they encounter glorious creatures from giant ocean sunfish to aggressive hummingbirds; they explore beautiful and mysterious landscapes and experience a love that would last for all the summers of their lives.