Beetlebung Reads - Caleb's Crossing

Are you starting to miss those days when you could browse the coffee shop to see what hot reads were propped between two hands?  The Kindle/Nook craze has deprived us of our cover-peeping.  I decided to grab a *rainy day* latte from Beetlebung, and found a paperbook-lover indulging in Geraldine Brooks' latest - Caleb's Crossing.  It is set on Martha's Vineyard during the 1600's and narrated by Bethia Mayfield - a girl who yearns for an education that is closed to her, for being female.  She introduces us to the first Wampanoag Native American (Caleb) to graduate from Harvard.   Having found Brooks previous works of historical fiction to be beautifully written (Year of Wonders and March); I am decidedly compelled to lose myself in this one.

Photos: Anthropologie 2009


Delightfully Crisp & Savory

It's starting to feel like a warm sweater walk on the beach, pumpkin gnocchi kind of season.

Interior Design:  Adam Straus/Los Angeles via Lonny
(Photography: Patrick Cline/Art Direction: Michelle Adams)
Pumpkin Gnocchi Photograph/Recipe:  William Brinson for House of Brinson
Approach to Tashmoo Beach House:  LP iPhone