Interest in the celebrity-filled world of the Hamptons has spurred the success of such best-sellers as Steven Gaines's Philistines at the Hedgerow. Now, Georgica Pond grants the first glimpse into this exclusive area of the Hamptons. One of the most secluded havens of natural beauty in the world, Georgica Pond provides a retreat for Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Martha Stewart, Ronald Perelman, and photographer Kelly Klein.
Naturalists and Hampton-watchers will be charmed by Priscilla Rattazzi's vision of the serene beauty of this marvelous body of water. A five-fingered tidal pond fed by springs on the east end of Long Island, it is home to a wide range of plant and animal life, including some of the rarest water birds. Leisure activity also abounds on the pond: sailing and boating (with a famous sailing regatta for its residents), fishing, swimming, kayaking, and crabbing. A portion of the author's proceeds will be donated to the South Fork-Shelter Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.