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Here’s a beautiful reissue of fan favorite Summer by the Sea, a novel about food, family and second chances. It’s the beginning of another season in the seaside resort town of Winslow, Rhode Island, and Rosa Capoletti is given the chance to rediscover the pleasures of love and laughter, food and wine, friendship and romance . . . And readers are treated to a full menu of kitchen-tested recipes, including Pasta Fazool and Ricotta Cheese Sugar Cookies. I loved writing this book, an affirmation that in love, as in life, there are always second chances.

Note: The new edition has some bonus material—a special preview and a coupon for $2 off Just Breathe, coming August 26th. There’s also a sneak preview of this upcoming book here and a beautiful reading group guide here. Enjoy, and don’t forget to use the coupon!

In honor of my favorite niece, here’s a recipe for Tonno al aglio. We had it in Amalfi, and here’s my version:

Combine one can of good-quality tuna (drained) with 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons capers, some grated lemon peel and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Season with sea salt. Serve on endive leaves, garnished with strips of roasted red pepper, crusty Italian bread on the side and a glass of Pinot Grigiot Friuli. Even better if you serve it on Italian pottery.