A Year Between Friends
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|Author||: Maria Alexandra Vettese,Stephanie Congdon Barnes|
An exploration of 365 days of shared experiences between two friends on opposite sides of the country, inspired by their blog, 3191 Miles Apart. Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes share a love of art and design, handmade pleasures, and a well-lived domestic life. Almost a decade ago, they began their first year-long project together, posting a photo from each of their mornings on their blog, 3191 Miles Apart, named for the distance between their homes in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon. 3191 Miles Apart quickly acquired a worldwide following of readers drawn in by the delicate intimacy of their shared experiences. A Year Between Friends celebrates their most recent project together—a visual representation of 2015, month-by-month, side-by-side, but miles apart. In addition to 400 photographs recording their daily inspirations and creative undertakings and a foreword from New York Times bestselling author Molly Wizenberg, this unique collaboration expands on their prior work with over 25 handmade crafts and seasonal recipes, notes on simple living, and personal stories that follow the tide of a year filled with new life, change, and loss. It is an intimate joint portrait revealed through photographic snippets—mending a sweater, making a mobile from a cherished collection, creating fabric dyes from natural materials, baking scones—that defies distance through the celebration of shared moments of calmness, warmth, and family. Both aspirational and down-to-earth, A Year Between Friends is an inspiring visual love letter to friendship and creativity, a timeless reminder to appreciate life one day at a time, to slow down, to cherish simplicity, and to make the extra effort to do things with care and with the people we love.
|Author||: Maria Alexandra Vettese,Stephanie Congdon Barnes|
|Editor||: Harry N. Abrams|
An exploration of 365 days of shared experiences between two friends on opposite sides of the country, inspired by their blog, 3191 Miles Apart. Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes share a love of art and design, handmade pleasures, and a well-lived domestic life. Almost a decade ago, they began their first year-long project together, posting a photo from each of their mornings on their blog, 3191 Miles Apart, named for the distance between their homes in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon. 3191 Miles Apart quickly acquired a worldwide following of readers drawn in by the delicate intimacy of their shared experiences. A Year Between Friends celebrates their most recent project together--a visual representation of 2015, month-by-month, side-by-side, but miles apart. In addition to 400 photographs recording their daily inspirations and creative undertakings and a foreword from New York Times bestselling author Molly Wizenberg, this unique collaboration expands on their prior work with over 25 handmade crafts and seasonal recipes, notes on simple living, and personal stories that follow the tide of a year filled with new life, change, and loss. It is an intimate joint portrait revealed through photographic snippets--mending a sweater, making a mobile from a cherished collection, creating fabric dyes from natural materials, baking scones--that defies distance through the celebration of shared moments of calmness, warmth, and family. Both aspirational and down-to-earth, A Year Between Friends is an inspiring visual love letter to friendship and creativity, a timeless reminder to appreciate life one day at a time, to slow down, to cherish simplicity, and to make the extra effort to do things with care and with the people we love.
|Editor||: Princeton Architectural Press|
A Year of Mornings collects 236 images--always taken before 10 am without discussion between the two women--from this uniquely 21st century artistic collaboration. The intimacy of these photographs--discarded clothing, a view of a snowy day from the window, a tablecloth--combined with their striking similarities in color and composition defies the reality of their long-distance collaboration. While clearly kindred spirits, the two women have met in person only once. Their friendship is maintained solely online, sustained by a shared love for moments of serenity, solitude, and peacefulness. The annotated photographs in A Year of Mornings radiate an aura of sweetness and light--the promise of a new day.
|Author||: Helen Levine,Oonagh Berry|
|Editor||: Second Story Press|
Longtime friends Helen Levine and Oonagh Berry decided they missed the tradition of "real" letters. The obvious solution for them was to initiate a correspondence project. Their goal? To write each other a longhand letter every two weeks for a year, and see what, if anything, they were missing in their usual friendship rituals of lunches, visits and telephone chats. The result is a wealth of insights yielded from over 150 years of combined life experience. Week in and week out, Helen and Oonagh weave together tales of family, work, politics, motherhood, aging and creativity. Reading Between Friends is like sharing a warm pot of tea with two frank, articulate and experienced companions.
|Author||: Trish Morey|
|Editor||: Trish Morey|
Coming home was never going to be easy - for anyone With her marriage over, her career in tatters, and her mother incapacitated, Sarah has no choice but to return to Lord Howe Island to run the family store. Paradise to most, to Sarah the tiny island might as well be a prison, where she is trapped with her two ex-best friends, Floss and Jules. Floss should be happy. She married her childhood sweetheart and has five gorgeous kids, but now everything feels wrong. When a chance encounter makes her realise how close she is to losing everything, the only person she can talk to is the woman who pushed her away. Jules doesn't need to see Sarah to be reminded of the friendships she has lost - her four-year-old daughter reminds her every day. But now she has a reason to want to talk to her once best friend, and maybe try to set things right. This summer, on the most beautiful island on the planet, can these three women find their way along the rocky road of forgiveness, and back to the friendship they once shared?
|Author||: Amos Oz|
'On the kibbutz it's hard to know. We're all supposed to be friends but very few really are' Ariella, unhappy in love, confides in the woman whose husband she stole. Nahum, a devoted father, can't find the words to challenge his daughter's promiscuous lover. The old idealists deplore the apathy of the young, while the young are so used to kibbutz life that they can't work out if they're impassioned or indifferent. And amid this group of people unwilling and unable to say what they mean, Martin attempts to teach Esperanto.
|Author||: Gayle Forman|
The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.
|Author||: Debbie Macomber|
Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski. Two girls from very different backgrounds. Jillian is the only child of wealthy parents, while Lesley's from a working-class family. They become best friends in the turbulent '60s, but their circumstances, their choices—and their mistakes—take them in virtually opposite directions. Lesley stays in their Washington State hometown. She gets pregnant and marries young, living a life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money—never enough money—and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years in a completely different way: on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War, and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City. But they always remain friends. Through the years and across the miles, through marriage, children, divorce and widowhood, Jill and Lesley confide everything to each other—every grief and every joy. Because the quality of a friendship is the quality of a life.
|Author||: Graciela Castellanos|
Fox and rabbit spend a day together going through different adventures. The book encourages children to explore basic action words. Easily written with simple sentences, it introduces young children to commonly used vocabulary. Bold and colorful illustrations will delight infants and preschoolers alike. Adventures with my friend is an enjoyable and educational resource for early language learners.
|Author||: Martha C. Nussbaum,Saul Levmore|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
We all age differently, but we can learn from shared experiences and insights. The conversations, or paired essays, in Aging Thoughtfully combine a philosopher's approach with a lawyer-economist's. Here are ideas about when to retire, how to refashion social security to help the elderly poor, how to learn from King Lear -- who did not retire successfully -- and whether to enjoy or criticize anti-aging cosmetic procedures. Some of the concerns are practical: philanthropic decisions, relations with one's children and grandchildren, the purchase of annuities, and how to provide for care in old age. Other topics are cultural, ranging from the treatment of aging women in a Strauss opera and various popular films, to a consideration of Donald Trump's (and other men's) marriages to much younger women. These engaging, thoughtful, and often humorous exchanges show how stimulating discussions about our inevitable aging can be, and offer valuable insight into how we all might age more thoughtfully, and with zest and friendship.
|Author||: Noelle Adams|
|Editor||: Noelle Adams|
She was supposed to be taking a break from work to rethink her future. She wasn't supposed to be falling in love with her boss. He was supposed to be resting at a beachside retreat and unwinding from a few very stressful years. He wasn't supposed to be wanting her in ways that had nothing to do with the job. Betsy has worked with John Davenport for four years, and she's always been an efficient, practical member of his crisis response team. He might be brilliant, attractive, and good-hearted, but he's also driven, rather grumpy, and emotionally unavailable. Plus, he's never looked at her with any interest other than a friend and co-worker. No one has ever really been interested in her. She's never been the kind of woman that men fall for. No matter how much she loves her job with an international relief organization, she knows she can't do it forever. But as soon as she begins thinking toward a different future, John starts to respond to her in a completely new way. Maybe it's just a temporary feeling, prompted by some much needed downtime. Or maybe they've had more in their hearts than they've ever admitted. Relinquish is the first book in the Balm in Gilead series, a spin-off from the Willow Park series about couples who fall in love in a physical and spiritual rest center on the North Carolina coast called Balm in Gilead.
|Author||: N. J. Lindquist|
|Editor||: Markham, Ont. : That's Life! Communications|
Best of Friends is the first book in a remarkable coming-of-age series that will appeal to teenagers. See through high school senior Glen Sauten's eyes as, like King David before him, he learns what it means to become a man after God's own heart. Glen Sauten: He thinks his parents baby him a bit too much, but generally life is pretty happy for Glen, although uneventful. Until he meets... Charlie Thornton: The new kid in town. Charlie has everything money can buy, including a shiny, red Mustang. Furthermore, his sophistication, athletic ability and drop dead good looks seem to attract every girl in school except... Nicole Grant: The pastor's daughter. Nicole is as beautiful as she is intelligent and remains unmoved by Charlie's advances--much to his frustration. And the amusement of... Phil Trent: Glen's best friend since kindergarten. But he is not amused to see Charlie take his place as Glen's new best friend, football quarterback and the number one choice of every girl in town except Nicole. Even the weirdest girl in town... Marta Billings: Although Glen has been avoiding Marta for years, Charlie likes her--at least for now but you never know what she's going to do. If Charlie dumps her for Nicole, Glen doesn't want to be around for the fireworks! Being Charlie's friend isn't always easy for Glen. Keeping harmony between Charlie and Glen's other best friend, Phil Trent, is next to impossible. But it does lead to adventures. Countless adventures. In fact, Glen's whole life seems rocked by new experiences. Some of them life-threatening. And some life-changing!
|Author||: Helene Hanff|
This work is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks and Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.
|Author||: Christine DePetrillo|
|Editor||: Christine DePetrillo|
Tech geek and former soldier, Ghared Timms, can’t believe his best friend and brother in battle, Deo Lazitter, is still alive. He’d been there when the news of the man’s death had been announced. He’d held Deo’s sister, Darina, in his arms as they’d both lamented. He’d been missing his buddy for years. Now a former associate of the late Mikale Warres has produced Deo’s dog tags and claims to have been working undercover with Deo inside Warres’s organization. Ghared promises to find Deo no matter what it takes. Even if it means going undercover himself. Warres’s step-sister, Sasha Boisette, is looking for an ally. She can’t bring down an entire organization obsessed with continuing Mikale’s mission, especially when that organization is expecting her to lead them. When a new recruit shows up at headquarters, however, he may be just the man she needs. If she can trust him. Staying protected is hard when your heart wants to risk it all.
|Author||: Rosie Nixon|
|Editor||: HarperCollins UK|
New mums. Old Secrets... ‘Every new mum will want to read this’ Adele Parks ‘I couldn’t put it down’ Lorraine Kelly ‘Compulsive reading’ Rebecca Thornton, author of The Fallout
|Author||: Sophia FitzMedrud|
A trip to their local aquarium leaves homeschoolers Kumiko and Aiden feeling a little odd. When they start developing unusual superpowers, they are even more surprised. What will happen if they tell their parents? How will they develop their powers? How can they use them for good?