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A Year by the Sea
A Year by the Sea | Joan Anderson
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Now available in paperback, the entrancing story of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life.Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach. During the years Joan Anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Like many women in her situation, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, worse, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod.At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take plea-sure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers.This year of self-discovery brought about extraordinary changes in the author's life. The steps that Joan took to revitalize herself and rediscover her potential have helped thousands of woman reveal and release untapped resources within themselves.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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goodbyefrancie
A Year by the Sea | Joan Anderson
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Lucy is not making this easy. #LoveMyLucy #CatsofLitsy

LaraReads Sweet baby! 🐈 9mo
RadicalReader Lucy is adorable!! I have a cat that is the same coloring but named Phineas 9mo
Slajaunie They never do! 💙🐾 9mo
goodbyefrancie @RadicalReader Phineas is a great cat name! 9mo
ShyBookOwl Ah, cat life. Love the bookmark! 9mo
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Tjackson
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29/52 - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟- I absolutely loved this book. Taking a break from life and living in solitude to reconnect with who you are is probably what we all need to do in our life. Beautifully written, honest, profound thoughts, and empowering. I only have 5 years until my 50th and I know I am unfinished, but I embrace life everyday as I am reminded how precious everyday is. Be true to yourself no matter your age. Find and live your joy each day.

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Tjackson
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In the home stretch for this lovely gem! Last night I completed 2.5 hours of #13inthree! Planning to get another 6-7 in today! @Samplergal

Samplergal Yay! 2y
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Tjackson
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Starting my #13inthree with the hopes of finishing A Year by The Sea and All the Single Ladies and get a good start on Gloria‘s book!!! My latest reading theme has been about empowering women...this was accidental, but I am ❤️❤️❤️ing Reading these books concurrently! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! @Samplergal

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Tjackson
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There is so much I love about this book!!! It makes me want to spend a year in solitude learning about who I and and who I want to be. Only 40 more pages to go, but my eyes are too tired to finish it tonight, but I am ❤️❤️❤️❤️ing it!

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Tjackson
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ this paragraph!!!

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Tjackson
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A great quote!!!!!

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Tjackson
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Happy Monday! Hoping to finish this on today before work or after a fundraising event tonight. Only 70 pages to go. I really want to take a year and go live by the sea to “find myself” or to get to know myself better. What a luxury. It would be meaningful for all of us to do.

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Tjackson
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Truly enjoying this quick read! Kicking myself for not finishing it years ago when I started!! Embrace everyday - love yourself - life is too precious to waste a day.

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Tjackson
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#8intwo - I have exceeded 8 hours of reading today! Trying to finish “All the Single Ladies” and “A Year by the Sea” by 4:00 tomorrow... not sure it will happen, but a girl can dream.

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Tjackson
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Food for thought...I can relate to this!

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Tjackson
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I started reading this book years ago at the beach, but didn‘t finish so I am starting over again. Thomas Merton was mentioned in Traveling with Pomegranates, which I finished last week. I may need to reread Thomas as he keeps coming up in the books I am reading. ❤️ this quote and I think it is true!

Libby1 So true. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 This is why every time I see humans razing trees and building McMansions it kills me a little. We need trees!!! No one needs a McMansion. In fact, we should build up, not out...this way there‘s plenty or room for nature. 2y
cajunsyd I like that one! 2y
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Eridau
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Just a small stack of library holds to pick up today. My husband, surprisingly, wanted to join me on my library trip, and In happy to say her picked up not one but two books to read! Small victories. #takethatplaystation!

Suet624 Wow. Look at all that knitting excitement! 3y
queerbookreader My heart wants to explode with happiness at all those craft books 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This book was recommended to me when I was turning 40. I grasped some of it, but at this age (51) I have far more in common with the author. She had lived a lot of life. Raised kids. And was searching for direction. So she went to the sea for a year. It's an amazing memoir, and high time I should re-read. #bookssetbythesea #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

ValerieAndBooks I read this and the sequel a couple years ago -- had mixed feelings. Some of it definitely thought provoking. 3y
kspenmoll I have another book of hers, The Second Journey, which I picked up at the Cape this summer, to read. A movie of her first book, which she is promoting , just came out this year. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ValerieAndBooks It's been easily ten years since I read this. I'm glad for your more recent perspective. @kspenmoll I had no idea about the movie. That doesn't seem like a typical Hollywood pick. 3y
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