Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard

Isle of Dreams

Book - 2016
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"In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods - which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs."--provided by
Publisher: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts :, Spring Street Publishing,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780996044028
Branch Call Number: BIO BRANCH S. Branch 04/2016
Characteristics: 386 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Isle of dreams


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- This is Susan Branch's third (but really second) book in her memoir series. This book is about flourishing after her divorce and moving to Martha's Vineyard, figuring out who she really is and learning how to give her gift of painting (and doily mentality) to the world. - Once again, be prepare... Read More »

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Jan 10, 2017

This book, like all her others, is just visually enchanting!! Love her personal touch: water colours, handwritten words, and
expressiveness on each page. A definite buy to keep and enjoy again and again.


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