Danielle & Olivier Föllmi

Danielle & Olivier Föllmi
Awakenings: Asian Wisdom for Every Day

Our coffee-table book selection for 2021 is a handsome volume of 365 full-color photos taken throughout eastern Asia. We see Vietnamese rice farmers at work in their paddies; weathered stone effigies at Indonesia’s ancient Borobudur temple; 100-year-old cedars in a Japanese cemetery; and mist hanging over China’s legendary Huangshan mountains.

Each stunning image tells its own story and is accompanied by a few lines of text from Lao-tzu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Confucius, and other Eastern sages. Drinking in the combination is a wonderful way to begin your day.

Awakenings radiates serenity, making a superb gift for troubled times.

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