When Wanderers Cease to Roam: A Traveler's Journal of Staying Put (Hardcover)

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Description


Following a lifetime of trekking across the globe, Vivian Swift, a freelance designer who racked up 23 temporary addresses in 20 years, finally dropped her well-worn futon mattress and rucksack in a small town on the edge of the Long Island Sound. She spent the next decade quietly taking stock of her life, her immediate surroundings, and, finally, what it means to call a place a home.
The result is When Wanderers Cease to Roam. Filled with watercolors of beautiful local landscapes, seasonal activities, and small, overlooked pleasures of easy living, each chapter chronicles the perks of remaining at home, including recipes, hobbies, and prized possessions of the small town lifestyle. At once gorgeously rendered and wholly original, this delightful and masterfully observed year of staying put conjures everything from youthful yearnings and romantic travels to lumpy, homemade sweaters and the gradations of March mud.

About the Author


Vivian Swift is a freelance writer and former assistant vice president of Christie's Inc. This is her first book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781596914612
ISBN-10: 1596914610
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: November 15th, 2008
Pages: 208
Language: English