So, You Think You Know the South Shore?

Coming August 15, 2024!

The book lays out a significant base knowledge for each community on the South Shore of Boston that fronts on the Atlantic Ocean. It includes famous men and women who have made significant contributions to each community. A section entitled “Do You Know?” provides some lesser-known information that contributes to the distinctness and attractiveness of each town; some photographs that will test the reader’s knowledge of buildings and objects that are commonly seen but not necessarily recognized for what they are, and some trivia that tests some well-known and lesser-known facts.

The book ends with the “Treasures” of the South Shore. These are the institutions and places that make the South Shore a remarkable place to live and work and one that attracts millions of visitors. I have made these determinations myself and realize that others may have a different list, but that is ok. Some are cultural, some are natural, but each contributes to the quality of life that is available on the South Shore. The region and its people have something distinct and appealing to offer everyone.

Authors Biography

Melissa K. Bigelow, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Boston University and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a resident of Mashpee, MA. She is a native Cape Codder, born at Cape Cod Hospital and raised in Yarmouth. She worked in banking and finance for 12 years, ten of which were spent at a local mutual savings bank and the last two at a national financial services firm. She is currently the owner of Seagull Treasure Chest, an online retail establishment specializing in pre-1900 antique books. The business, which she operates out of her home in Mashpee, is in memory of her late father, Tom Hague’s, brick and mortar antique store of the same name, which he operated during the 1970s in West Harwich.

Her life’s greatest accomplishment is her twelve-year old daughter, Sophia, a frequent high honors student who plays tennis and soccer for the Monomoy Regional School District. You can catch Sophia on stage during the summer at one of Cape Cod Theatre Company’s musical productions.

A lifelong writer, Melissa’s dream as a child was to become an author.. Her previous books were “So, You Think You Know Martha’s Vineyard?” and “So You Think You Know Nantucket?”.

Henry M. Quinlan is the publisher of Omni Publishing Company. He is the author in three other books in the series, other books in the series include “So You Think You Know the South Coast?”, “So You Think You Know Cape Cod, “and “So, You Think You Know Tennis.”


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