“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth…” —Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, 1911
As we continue to settle in this winter, we are looking for ways to slow down, stay calm, be present, feel inspired, and soften. This season, and especially this year, brings much uncertainty, and finding ways to nurture ourselves and our minds is important for well-being and personal growth.
Sit, think, pause, and explore Natalie’s recent reading list and share your own reading list in the comments below.
The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, Leslie Jamison
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song, edited by Kevin Young
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, Katherine May
The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to The Hidden World of Everyday Design, Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook, Marcus Samuelsson, with Osayi Endolyn and Recipes with Yewande Komolafe and Tamie Cook
The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion: 250 Years of Design, Petra Slinkard, Madelief Hohé, Lan Morgan, Paula Richter, Rachel Syme
The Secret Lives of Color, Kassia St. Clair
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, Jessica Bruder
Jack: A Novel, Marilynne Robinson
South and West: From a Notebook, Joan Didion
And the ever classic, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron
More book love:
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The Factory Store continues with its updated hours into 2021. Plan your visit to view the Collection firsthand, work with our team, experience Alabama Chanin in-person, and learn more about our commitment to responsible production, sustainable practices, and thoughtful design.
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