When John and Jean Silverwood decide to buy a smooth-sailing catamaran and take their four children on a spectacular voyage through the Caribbean and onward to Polynesia, they little suspect that their dream trip will turn into a nightmare. The idea captivates Jean, who has grown weary of the treadmill of modern life and dreams of sharing the beauty of the real world with her family, but she also worries about uprooting her kids and exposing them to the dangers of the sea, not to mention what the sun and salt will do to her hair and fingernails and face. Thoughts of uprooting the children from their comfortable life and coping with untidy nails pale in comparison with the life and death disaster which befalls the family. From the riveting opening pages, the story is told in a series of flashbacks that describe scenes of unforgettable beauty interspersed with brutally honest family drama. This memoir gives the armchair traveler glimpses of enviable adventures as well as the heartfelt satisfaction of living life on dry land. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Anna W @ MPL Central