The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore


A poignant, candid chronicle of a beloved nature writer’s fifty-year relationship with an iconic American landscape.

Those who have encountered Cape Cod―or merely dipped into an account of its rich history―know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: “No other place I know sears the heart with such a constant juxtaposition of pleasure and pain, of beauty being born and destroyed in the same moment.” And nowhere within its borders is this truth more vivid and…