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Robert Finch

Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod for forty years, currently in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He is the author of seven collections of essays, most recently of his radio scripts for his weekly commentary, “A Cape Cod Notebook,” on the Cape and Islands NPR Station, WCAI.

Books by Robert Finch

  1. Book CoverCommon Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod


    "In these compassionate, quietly evocative essays, Mr. Finch makes an eloquent case for dealing with nature not just as an extension of ourselves but as a world apart." -- New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverThe Norton Book of Nature Writing

    College Edition

    W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.More

  3. Book CoverThe 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.More

  4. Book CoverA Place Apart: A Cape Cod Reader


    A Place Apart features essays and firsthand accounts of notable experiences throughout Cape Cod, including native Wampanoag creation myths; eyewitness accounts of the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620; candid stories of early life in the Old Colony; fascinating and often-harrowing accounts of the whaling and fishing industries; and so much more.More

  5. Book CoverThe Primal Place


    From acclaimed author and naturalist Robert Finch, a richly detailed observance of Cape Cod's seemingly vanished natural and human past, as it clings to its present landscape.More