A theme in The Mistletoe Matchmaker is the understanding of art as an expression, or even a language, of its creator.
In 2006, at the age of twenty-five, Liz Clark set sail, alone, from Santa Barbara to the South Pacific. Her memoir spans the next ten years of sailing and surfing and is delineated by time, place, and nautical miles traveled.
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
I absolutely loved this well-written story. Every scene is important, there are lovely descriptive passages, and the characters mature quite a bit during our time with them.
The Summer of Lost and Found
True to form, Mary Alice Monroe has crafted a beautiful story about the complexities of relationships between women.
Waves and Beaches
Waves and Beaches has been a handy reference for surfers, sailors, oceanographers, and those who love the sea since 1964. An updated edition by the outdoor gear company Patagonia includes beautiful new photography and a tough cover designed for longevity.
The Summer Guests
Did you love reading horse books as a young girl? The Summer Guests is your favorite childhood genre in adult form.
The poetry and images curated by Joanne Dugan in Summertime feature the many ways we enjoy water during the warmest months of the year.
Drawing from interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason Colby tells the exhilarating and heartbreaking story of how people came to love an icon of the Pacific Northwest.
Summer at the Garden Cafe
A subtle theme in Summer At The Garden Café is how objects retain value in direct relation to what they are remembered for. Another theme is how relationships change as we grow.