12/05/2010: "“Time Shadows & Tall Tales”"
The San Juan Historical Society is pleased to host Nedell Lanros-Crawford, Wednesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. for a presentation of her late husband, Jack Crawford’s much-anticipated book “Time Shadows & Tall Tales”. Nedell will share how the book came to be and read excerpts from it as well. A book signing will follow and refreshments will be available.
Utilizing actual historical parchment paper from The Smithsonian Institution as the source of the backdrop, the book cover’s warmth and presence is further endeared by one of the author’s signature illustrations -more of which are interspersed throughout the book chapters.
Synopsis of “Time Shadows & Tall Tales”… “Surrounded by the protective waters of the Salish Sea of Puget Sound, the San Juan Archipelago enjoys more than its fair share of nature’s beauty and bounty. San Juan Island, already richly endowed with its native cultures, became even more historically relevant due to its close proximity to Vancouver Island, becoming swathed in the tapestry of early European explorations, occupations, and international disputes.
The author, an insatiable bibliophile, lover of history, and student of the human condition, was able to flesh out the threads of these documented historical events with warmth, humor, and an untainted retelling of the facts; he was not one to cloak historical fact with “political correctness”.
Over the years, his lectures to Elderhostel groups visiting San Juan Island captivated audiences, and elicited many requests that he put these stories into writing, which motivated him to begin the writing of this book.
Chapters on the island’s historical evolution are an easily grasped and concise compilation of pivotal events; subsequent chapters on Island color are brief vignettes that will leave the reader chuckling! So immerse yourself in island history and lore, and get some great laughs to boot!... Time Shadows & Tall Tales is a fast and enjoyable read!”
The new book will be available for purchase at this presentation and will be available from local bookstores in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Starts at 07:00 PM