• The cover of the book Gift from the Sea

    Gift from the Sea

    Someone seeking a more spiritual title might like Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s essay Gift From the Sea. Inspired by a trip to Captiva, the writer contemplates aging, love, and isolation through metaphors of shells. A bestseller at the time of its publication in 1955, the book’s wisdom remains timeless.

  • The cover of the book An Embarrassment of Mangoes

    An Embarrassment of Mangoes

    Ann Vanderhoof’s account of escaping to the Caribbean with her husband is well worth a summer read. Fed up with their busy, career-driven lives, the couple chooses to quit their jobs in their forties, rent out their house, and live on a 42-foot sailboat instead. An inspiring story for anyone thinking about a much longer sail.