The Summer Stack 2017
Out East Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons
|The illustrations (by Leigh Anne Carter) are BEAUTIFUL in Look, See the Bird|
Bleaker House: Chasing my Novel to the end of the World about a writer who is given a fellowship to write a novel and when she "escapes" to find the peace to do so, things are not quite as she expected. From the book jacket: Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that would let her live, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly. Nell picked Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write. Before the spring thaw, surely she’d have a novel.
Island on the Edge - THIS one is about a tiny island off the coast of Scotland (!!!) and the writer is one of three remaining residents on the island, one of which is her husband. Anyone who has her piano delivered by Marines via helicopter has my attention...
Island Wife: Living on the Edge of Wild - Are you sensing a theme?
A Croft in the Hills - Back to Scotland, but mainland this time... A couple and their young daughter, fresh from city life, immerse themselves in the practicalities of looking after sheep, cattle and hens, mending fences, baking bread and surviving the worst that Scottish winters can throw at them.
All ordered from Amazon (most can be bought used for cheap), all non-fiction and none of them opened yet. I really am sensing a worrisome trend about my reading choices though...