This book traces the history of one square mile of land, located north of Boston, from prehistory to the present day. This plot of land happens to be near the home of the author, John Hanson Mitchell--but the land could be anywhere. Mitchell's tale tells the history in a very different, magical and engaging way. He explores many aspects of the land and the people who have lived on it and passed over it. You will come to know this place well. You may feel as if you could enter ceremonial time, a ritual state where past, present and future can all be perceived at once. Paperback.