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My Father's Island: A Galapagos Quest (Pelican Press) By Johanna Angermeyer,

  • Title: My Father's Island: A Galapagos Quest (Pelican Press)
  • Author: Johanna Angermeyer
  • ISBN: 9780954485108
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Angermeyer set off for the Galapagos Islands to attempt to solve a mystery about her father s death Like her father, she came to love the Galapagos and to dream of having a life there Her experience was filled with the perils and incomparable pleasures of living on the Galapagos.
    My Father s Island A Galapagos Quest Pelican Press Angermeyer set off for the Galapagos Islands to attempt to solve a mystery about her father s death Like her father she came to love the Galapagos and to dream of having a life there Her experience w

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    1. It was probably a family thing Robinson Crusoe in the genes , 28 Feb 2015This review is from My Father s Island A Galapagos Quest Pelican Press Paperback Starting as a child in California, the author explains the family connection to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador The almost legendary account of her father and his brothers escaping Germany just before war, to sail away and live a Robinson Crusoe like existence on the Galapagos IslesBut what exactly happened to her father Angermeyer slowly rev [...]

    2. Really really fun memoir of growing up in a family of Galapaguenos German war refugees who ended up there in the 1930 s, and then culminating in a lively account of living there in her teens Vivid writing, lots of colorful characters, and several compelling romantic narratives made this a quick read for me Since I was lucky enough to go to the Galapagos earlier this year, on one of those luxurious cruise boats, it was fascinating to learn a bit about the islands from the perspective of its rugge [...]

    3. Johanna s quest to connect with the father she never knew takes her to the Galapagos Islands on the cusp of the tourist influx Poetically describing her transformation from awkward child to self assured young woman in the territory of a challenging life in the paradise of one of earth s remaining Edens already being sullied.I was especially enthralled because her time there dovetailed with the time I spent in the same location about which I am currently writing in a memoir.

    4. Really fun history of what it was actually like to live in Galapagos before it was a tourist mecca Both brought out its charms and made it clear what a difficult life it was The book often felt like a novel than a memoir Maybe it was just the style but it did make me question just how much of this I should believe.

    5. While it dragged in spots and I got a little lost at times as to who was related to whom, I thoroughly enjoyed this book I was reading it in order to broaden my understanding of what the early settlers encountered and not as a family history I would recommend this book for those who have or plan to visit the Galapagos.

    6. This is my kind of book Johanna wanted to find the island where her father had escaped to with his brothers from Nazi, Germany There was all kinds of problems that had to be worked through, and they finally made it to the Galapago Islands from which came troubles But they wanted to be there than anything in the world, so it was all worth while.

    7. I loved the author s description of a pre tourist Galapagos and Ecuador I found the history and narratives to be informative and entertaining to read I would definitely recommend this book to anyone visiting or living in Ecuador.

    8. Between reading the beginning of the book and reading the end, I visited the Galapagos This gave a wonderful history of an amazing family even poignancy.

    9. A very good read about a family with an unusual home the Galapagos.Well written, interesting topic and very open, I really enjoyed this book.

    10. This was a perfect book to read while I was in the Galapagos What an interesting and true story I recommend it.

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