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Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea...An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind — and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.

Who hasn't fantasized about chucking the job, saying goodbye to the rat race, and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did just that.

In the mid 1990s, they were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta ("recipe," in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.

In lavish detail that will have you packing your swimsuit and dashing for the airport, Vanderhoof describes the sun-drenched landscapes, enchanting characters and mouthwatering tastes that season their new lifestyle. Come along for the ride and be seduced by Caribbean rhythms as she and Steve sip rum with their island neighbors, hike lush rain forests, pull their supper out of the sea, and adapt to life on "island time."

Exchanging business clothes for bare feet, they drop anchor in 16 countries — 47 individual islands — where they explore secluded beaches and shop lively local markets. Along the way, Ann records the delectable dishes they encounter — from cracked conch in the Bahamas to curried lobster in Grenada, from Dominican papaya salsa to classic West Indian rum punch — and incorporates these enticing recipes into the text so that readers can participate in the adventure.

Almost as good as making the journey itself, An Embarrassment of Mangoes is an intimate account that conjures all the irresistible beauty and bounty from the Bahamas to Trinidad — and just may compel you to make a rash decision that will land you in paradise.

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"Finely crafted portraits that prompt us to see and to yearn: what travel writing is all about." Kirkus Reviews

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"A detailed travelogue and an intimate portrait of self-discovery, this is a refreshing, soulful journey about rediscovering the things that really matter." Booklist

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"A savory and delicious book; recommended..." Library Journal

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In this delicious chronicle, Vanderhoof describes how she and her husband left the type-A lifestyle behind and discovered the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean on a sailboat.

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Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea...An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind, and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.

About the Author

Ann Vanderhoof is an award-winning writer and magazine and book editor whose work has appeared in publications in the U.S. and Canada. She lives with her husband, Steve Manley, in Toronto, with their sailboat Receta currently berthed nearby on Lake Ontario.

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Cali Gali, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by Cali Gali)
If you've ever dreamed of chucking your stressful life for paradise, this lovely book by Ann Vanderhoof will allow you to indulge your fantasy through her real life. Vanderhoof and her significant other decided during a bitterly cold Canadian winter that the Caribbean sounded like a great getaway. But rather than just get away for a week or two, Vanderhoof escaped for much longer. She survived seasickness to live life at a gloriously slow pace, in a sun-drenched corner of paradise.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767914277
Author:
Vanderhoof, Ann
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Caribbean & West Indian
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
West Indies Description and travel.
Subject:
Vanderhoof, Ann - Travel - West Indies
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.71 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767914277 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Finely crafted portraits that prompt us to see and to yearn: what travel writing is all about."
"Review" by , "A detailed travelogue and an intimate portrait of self-discovery, this is a refreshing, soulful journey about rediscovering the things that really matter."
"Review" by , "A savory and delicious book; recommended..."
"Synopsis" by , In this delicious chronicle, Vanderhoof describes how she and her husband left the type-A lifestyle behind and discovered the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean on a sailboat.
"Synopsis" by , Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea...An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind, and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.
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