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Thu, 07/02/2009 - 7:00pm
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Janna Cawres EsareyVisit Janna's website


In this travel memoir, Esarey tells of abandoning her tidy life and job to embark on a most unusual honeymoon cruise—813 days across the Pacific Ocean in a beat-up old sail boat.  She gives readers a satisfying mix of soul-searching, romantic comedy, and adventure.  From the rugged Pacific NW coast to the blue lagoons of Polynesia to the bustling ports of Asia, Janna and husband Graeme find themselves at the mercy of poachers, under the spell of cross-dressers, and under the gun of a less-than-sober tattooist.  Plus, they must share everything: rations of Top Ramen, sailboat sewage duty, a boat the size of a bedroom, and every minute of every day.  In an unusual event twist, Janna will be sailing to Bellingham for the event.  Join us!
The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife By Janna Cawrse Esarey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416589082
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Touchstone - June 2nd, 2009

Choosing a mate is like picking house paint from one of those tiny color squares: You never know how it will look across a large expanse, or how it will change in different light.

Meet Janna and Graeme. After a decade-long tango (together, apart, together, apart), they're back in love -- but the stress of nine-to-five is seriously hampering their happiness. So they quit their jobs, tie the knot, and untie the lines on a beat-up old sailboat for a most unusual honeymoon: a two-year voyage across the Pacific. But passage from first date to first mate is anything but smooth sailing. From the rugged Pacific Northwest coast to the blue lagoons of Polynesia to bustling Asian ports, Janna and Graeme find themselves at the mercy of poachers, under the spell of crossdressers, and under the gun of a less-than-sober tattooist. And they encounter do-or-die moments that threaten their safety, their sanity, and their marriage.

Join Janna and Graeme's 17,000-mile journey and their quest to resolve the uncertainties so many couples face: How do you know if you've really found the One? How do you balance duty to others while preserving space for yourself? And, when the waters get rough, do you jump ship, or do you learn to navigate the world...together?