The Woman Who Saved An Island, The Story of Sandy West and Ossabaw Island by Jane Fishman


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As more and more coastline is lost to rapacious commercialization and outrageous governmental taxes, we have someone like Sandy West, now 101 years old, who put her family fortune into keeping Ossabaw Island wild and free of development when many wanted to buy it to build resorts and gated communities. Read about her fights with the state of Georgia to preserve this pristine barrier island, some 15 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Learn how her parents, moneyed people from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, bought the island in 1924. See why Sandy decided to share it with artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and, yes, astronomers. Enjoy all this through the observations of a writer who over the years has become Sandy’s friend and advocate. Jane Fishman has had full access to the humor, perspicacity and integrity of Sandy West and to the beauty of the island. The color version of “The Woman Who Saved an Island” includes 50 breath-taking photographs and encaustic renderings by artists Carmela Aliffi and Betsy Cain.


Published: January 1, 2014
Paperback: 150 pages
ISBN-10: 1495130312
ISBN-13: 978-1495130823