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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.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Maria Alexandra Vettese
Publisher: Abrams
Release: 2016-11-08
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781613129951

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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.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Helen Levine
Publisher: Second Story Press
Release: 2005-01-01
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781926739076

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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?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Trish Morey
Publisher: Trish Morey
Release: 2021-02-28
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780648835967

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The craft designer and photo stylist shares a host of ideas for everything from friendship quilts to placecard holders, employing an easy-to-follow format and detailed step-by-step instructions to demonstrate various techniques and projects. 25,000 first printing.

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Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Charlotte Lyons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2002-04-30
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743214094

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: MIRA
Release: 2011-02-01
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 142688432X

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This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Release: 2017-10-16
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788027222650

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Eight interlinked family dramas set on an Israeli kibbutz from the masterful storyteller behind A Tale of Love and Darkness ‘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. In this short story collection Amos Oz reveals the secrets and frustrations of the human heart ‘Lucid and heartbreaking’ Guardian

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2013-05-02
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781448155804

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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.

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Genre: Photography
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Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release: 2013-07-02
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616891930

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A Book written by a Book Club about a Book ClubFive women from Between Friends Book Club collaborated and wrote NOVEL WOMEN. It is a fictional story about acceptance, friendship and love with just the right amount of sex.When middle age hits - it hits hard. Marriage fall apart, children leave for college, and jobs disappear. The six women of NOVEL WOMEN stand at this crossroad in their lives when their beloved book club goes on hiatus for the summer.Through their summer of confusion and rediscovery, heartache and loss, these NOVEL WOMEN manage to grow closer by the ever-enduring power of love and friendship. And along the way they have the best sex of their lives.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Between Friends Book Club
Publisher: Silk Scarf Publishing
Release: 2018-05-25
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 173226662X

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An eminent philosopher reflects on the nature of friendship, past and present Friends are a constant feature of our lives, yet friendship itself is difficult to define. Even Michel de Montaigne, author of the seminal essay "Of Friendship," found it nearly impossible to account for the great friendship of his life. Why is something so commonplace and universal so hard to grasp? What is it about the nature of friendship that proves so elusive? In On Friendship, the acclaimed philosopher Alexander Nehamas launches an original and far-ranging investigation of friendship. Exploring the long history of philosophical thinking on the subject, from Aristotle to Emerson and beyond, and drawing on examples from literature, art, drama, and his own life, Nehamas shows that for centuries, friendship was as much a public relationship as it was a private one-inseparable from politics and commerce, favors and perks. Now that it is more firmly in the private realm, Nehamas holds, close friendship is central to the good life. Profound and affecting, On Friendship sheds light on why we love our friends-and how they determine who we are, and who we might become.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Alexander Nehamas
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2016-05-03
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465098613

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