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All Things LBI : Faves - History - Legends - Lore (Hardcover) (Ray Fisk & Leslee Ganss)

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What is the authentic Long Beach Island? If you were to list all that you love about this 18-mile-long sandbar — your favorite things, its rich history and lore, family attachments that may go back generations, beach, ocean and bay activities, lost youth and carefree summers, spiritual sunrises and spectacular sunsets — would that distill LBI to its essence? If you wanted to share LBI with best friends who had never experienced it, what would you tell them or show them? Avoiding all pretensions and tourism hype, what inside local knowledge would you share? Maybe you’d point out a little silliness, share some locals-only humor, but it would be difficult to be jaded or cynical. Eventually, a passion for the place would spill out and you might even wax poetic. The “magic” of Long Beach Island is irrepressible. It’s infectious — you just want to share it! There is so much that is lasting, true and timeless about this Island. Although the experiences and feelings are different for everyone, one fact can not be denied: the emotional connection to LBI is real and deep and as permanent as a tattoo. It is a bond.How do you describe that? A new book celebrates this bond. In observations, past and present moments, cultural vignettes, memories and delights — with 480 photographs and images — All Things LBI: Faves - History - Legends - Lore, just released by Down The Shore Publishing, shares what we love. Loosely organized into sections like: “The Beach and All That Makes It So,” “All Things Bayside,” “Weather, Storms, and Shipwrecks,” the book also includes natural history, town legends and landmarks, remember-when nostalgia, and the special quality of the off-season. Long-time locals will recognize much; new visitors will be clued-in; young and old will relate. Breezy, evocative and cleverly written, inclusive not exclusive (because no one really wants to keep it to themselves), this chunky gift book captures the real Long Beach Island. All-encompassing, yet admittedly incomplete (how could it ever be complete?), the 183-page hardcover also includes blank note pages at the end for readers to record their own favorite LBI things. An accompanying Facebook public group (Facebook: All Things LBI) also invites readers to share in an online community.As the book observes: “Those three letters…. They’re loaded with meaning, longing, and emotion. They represent more than just a physical place. More than an identity. They are attached to your soul. …Wherever you are in the world, if you know what those letters mean, they will transport and connect you.” All Things LBI is written and curated by the founder and editors of Down The Shore Publishing. Beginning with the Down The Shore Calendar in 1985 and John Bailey Lloyd’s first book, Eighteen Miles of History on Long Beach Island, in 1986, the venerable local publisher has explored and document
Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Travel, History, Nature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Down the Shore Pub
Author: Ray Fisk & Leslee Ganss
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51758512
UPC: 9781593221065
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-0414
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