"Standing on the shore at night, listening to the hollow boom and hiss of the waves, I stared at the legion of stars processioning the sky. Absorbed by the immensity of space and time, I was struck by the preciousness of life in all its varied forms and exalted in being part of that procession." -from To The Shore Once More: Point Pleasant Beach
Jersey Shore Publications is pleased to bring you To The Shore Once More, a coffee table book of prose, poetry, and works of art about the Jersey Shore.
Oversized (12 " x12 "), with 168 pages of text, including 97 full-color paintings by area artists, this is one of the most enchanting and beautiful books about the Jersey Shore ever published. It is sure to bring many nights of reading and viewing pleasure.
The essays and poetry by acclaimed, local poet and writer, Frank Finale, elicit an emotional response and lingering memory. These graceful personal essays and poems capture the essence of the Jersey Shore while exploring universal themes of life and nature.
The book is divided into six chapters, four by season-Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn-plus chapters on Christmas and Poetry. These seasonal stories and poems are perfect for reading aloud throughout the year and may even become a family tradition in years to come!
Also inside, you'll find stunning, full color paintings of some of the loveliest landmarks and locations at the Jersey Shore. Each have been painted by area artists including Paula Kolojeski, Dick LaBonté, Theresa Troise Heidel, Ludlow Thorston, Margaret Tourison Berndt, Sara Eyestone, Sheila Mickle, Virginia Perle, Muriel Rogers, Dawn Hotaling, and Stephen Harrington.
This book will bring you closer to the places you love at the Shore-you, your family, and friends will treasure it for years to come.
The Ocean County Observer - Melissa Depp
Frank Finale is somewhat of a Jersey Shore celebrity..Finale's graceful personal words capture the essence of the Jersey Shore.the book promises to evoke fond memories of much loved Shore spots and lifestyles.
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Title: To the Shore Once More: A Portrait Of The Jersey Shore; Prose, Poetry, and Works of Art
Author: Frank Finale
Publisher: Jersey Shore Publications
Date Published: July 1999
Table of Contents:
|Contents: Works of Art||5|
|How This Book Came To Be||7|
|About The Artists||9|
|About The Essays And Poetry||9|
|Winter Still Lifes||17|
|Journal From A Snowy Winter: Morning, Noon, And Night||21|
|A Fragile Beauty||29|
|A Winter's Walk Along The Shore||33|
|Class Trip (A Walk Along The Beach)||47|
|To The Shore Once More: Point Pleasant Beach||57|
|The Boardwalk: Spring Lake||65|
|A Tour Of Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, And Sea Girt||69|
|To The Sea Once More||73|
|Tales Of Wildlife Along The Jersey Shore||83|
|A Telltale Phrase||83|
|The Flight Of The Gulls||84|
|The Dinner Party||84|
|A Bit Of Summer Snow||85|
|Nature Versus Man||86|
|The Apple Farm||95|
|The Legend Of A Tree: Toms River||99|
|Assembling The Toys||109|
|The Gift Of A Tree||113|
|The Jersey Shore||127|
|Winter And Christmas||147|
|Stories And Essays||164|
|Other Books And Periodicals||165|
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