Kimberly’s January Recommendation

mangoesAn Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof

As the cold snowy winds blow, you can be transported to the warm waters of the Caribean!  In addition to detailing a very intriquing story of leaving the 9 to 5 grind for life on a sailboat, this book provides wonderful information on rum punch, conch, hurricanes, and yes, mangoes.”

Partial review from Library Journal: “If one ever had dreams about stepping out of the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and living in the Caribbean for a year or two, this book by writer and editor Vanderhoof is essential reading. Vanderhoof and her husband quit their jobs, rented out their Toronto home, and sailed south (literally) on a two-year adventure to the islands. Along the way, they encountered storms, crushing poverty, mishaps on board their 42′ boat (a stalled engine, a backed-up toilet, and torn sails) but also have the time of their lives experiencing foods, festivals, and, most important, the people on their 16-nation, 47-island, 7000-nautical mile journey.”

You can find this book in the library at Call # 917.29 VAN. 
Find this book in the library catalog.


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