The stories collected here–including such gems as Stephen Crane’s “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” O. Henry’s “The Marry Month of May,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Bridal Party,” Joy Williams’s “The Wedding,” and Lorrie Moore’s “Thank You For Having Me”–encompass comic wedding mishaps, engagements broken and mended, honeymoon adventures, and scenes both heartwarming and heartbreaking. There are glamorous weddings in Paris and New York, and more eccentric ones in the Wild West and on a remote island beach. There are nervous brides, forgetful grooms, meddling guests, interrupted nuptials, second thoughts, and second chances. Above all, there are all kinds of people–young and old, rich and poor, divorced and widowed, with or without children–joining together in the age-old quest for matrimonial happiness.
California: Living + Eating is a glorious celebration of Californian food, looking at its history and origins and journeying through the state’s varied landscape, from Sonoma’s rolling vineyards to the deserts of Palm Springs, via the foodie hotspots of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over 80 recipes capture the heart of the Californian spirit, with chapters covering a bright array of sweet and savoury brunch dishes including Whipped Ricotta on Toast with Blackberry Jam and Breakfast Burritos with Cheddar Scramble and Coriander Salsa. Colourful salads and light meals, such as Salmon, Citrus Kale and Black Rice Salad, are ideal for everyday eating, while the likes of Roast Chicken with Grapes, Onions and Sourdough, followed by stunning Cherry and Almond Galette are perfect for weekend entertaining. Recipes are designed to be accessible to all home cooks, with a focus on seasonality and good-quality produce
Following the successes of both Beaches and Escape, Gray Malin turns his unique eye to the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy. From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre, Gray Malin: Italy captures and celebrates many of the country’s most famous and beloved destinations. Inspired by Malin’s bestselling photographic series “La Dolce Vita,” Gray Malin: Italy highlights timeless details of the Italian Riviera: happy beachgoers, retro beach umbrellas, luxury motorboats, and of course, the sun-soaked water. Featuring never-before-seen, -published, or -privately-sold images, Gray Malin: Italy beautifully depicts the incomparable scenery and enviable lifestyle that the Italian coastline has to offer.
When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present.
Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde’s gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds’s expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author’s note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peacewill help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.
My Life in Coloroffers a unique way to create a vibrant self-portrait. Conceived by Brittany Watson Jepsen, founder of the beloved blog The House That Lars Built, this guided journal is divided into eight color-themed chapters that are filled with thought-provoking prompts. Uncover your passions in the red section, ponder your personal growth in the green section, and think about what calms and centers you in the blue section. This hardcover journal has a removable jacket and exposed binding that shows off its multicolored signatures. It lies perfectly flat and features space to gather mementos and organize them by color. Within these pages, the random aspects of your life—your memories, current obsessions, and dreams for the future—will fall into harmony, because everything is beautiful when it is arranged in rainbow order!
Inspired by Craft the Rainbow, also by Brittany Watson Jepsen, My Life in Color is part of a vibrant collection of journals, including one hardcover and one paperback notebook.