Now the famed writer bids a sad farewell to the Shore. Nan Talese makes her way down the stairs of the century-old Ocean City home she has shared for 44 years with her husband, the writer Gay Talese. She eases past packing boxes stacked behind the sofa where the power couple has entertained journalist David Halberstam, singer Judy Collins, Pulitzer-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos, writer and director Nora Ephron and other famous figures. Padding silently across the worn red-painted hardwood floor in a pair of white leather Keds, she waves and smiles in recognition at her visitors. A noted book editor and publisher, married to an even more famous author, Nan is gracious, even though it is late afternoon on the last full day the couple will inhabit their beach home on East Atlantic Boulevard. The three-story faded red house with white trim and green and white awnings is where the Taleses, primarily residents of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, summered with two now-grown daughters.
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