Karen Amspacher and Barbara Garrity-Blake, "Living at the Water's Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway"
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Karen Amspacher and Barbara Garrity-Blake, authors of Living at the Water’s Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway, for a reading and book signing.
This rich heritage guide by Barbara Garrity-Blake and Karen Willis Amspacher shares the stories of people who have shaped their lives out of saltwater and sand. Heavily illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, Living at the Water's Edge leads readers to the proverbial porch of the Outer Banks locals, extending a warm welcome to visitors and deepening their understanding of life on the tideline. The book considers how the Outer Banks residents have stood their ground and maintained a vibrant way of life while adapting to constant change that is fundamental to life where water meets the land.
Karen Willis Amspacher, director of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, is descended from Shackleford Banks fishermen and boatbuilders and lives in Marshallberg, NC.
Barbara Garrity-Blake is a cultural anthropologist long interested in the 21 villages along the byway from the north end of Hatteras through the Down East region of Carteret County; she lives in Gloucester, NC.