Our virtual book club is open to all! Its theme until 2021 is The Traveler’s World and features books on travel or adventure narratives. We’re lucky to have Beth Ahlstrom, a former World Affairs Council Tacoma board member and seasoned international traveler, as our host.
Our January selection is The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific, by J. Maarten Troost.
At the age of 26, Marteen Troost found himself restless and lacking direction. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.
The Sex Lives of Cannibals chronicles Troost’s laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He delivers “one of the most original, rip-roaringly funny travelogues in years—one that will leave you thankful for staples of American civilization such as coffee, regular showers, and tabloid news, and that will provide the ultimate vicarious adventure.”
With the new year, we are back to our regular schedule of meeting the last Thursday of the month.
Members have had luck ordering from these less expensive vendors: thriftbooks.com and betterworldbooks.com.
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