Gift from the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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.
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.
Summer is the season for adventure and for many, that includes a trip to a nearby body of water. Some people enjoy summer activities like sailing, kayaking or waterskiing, and some just prefer to sit on the beach or sun themselves on the deck of a boat. No matter how you choose to relax, we know you always bring a book along to keep you company. It’s not too late to take a trip out on (or near) the high seas this summer. And when you do, pack one of these nautical reads to really get you in the mood.
Bookshelf curated by Brittany Goss, @blgoss.
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