An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake (Paperback)
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"He has captured in full the life of the island."—Washington Post Book World
A classic of Chesapeake Bay literature, Tom Horton's An Island Out of Time chronicles the three years Horton and his family spent on Smith Island, a marshy archipelago in the middle of Maryland's famous estuary. The result is an intimate portrait of a deeply traditional community that lived much as their ancestors did three hundred years before, attuned to the habits of blue crab, oyster, and waterfowl. In a new afterword for this edition, Horton brings the story of Smith Island, and its people, up to the present.
About the Author
Tom Horton has written numerous books about the Chesapeake Bay. He lives in Riverton, Maryland.