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Books to Read While on a Cruise
During the Victory II, the inaugural voyage from Montreal to Detroit last July, one of the travel agents I met was going almost everywhere with a book. She brought two books and at one point she mentioned that she had to leave the room for a little because otherwise she would finish her book and have nothing left to read.
The curiosity was killing her. She wanted to know more about the story and the characters. While she was enjoying the cruise, she also had a few hours at night to relax while we were reaching our destination, and there’s nothing like a good read to keep you entertained.
Here are some of our book recommendations that are ideal reads while on a cruise.
From Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude: The masterpiece from the Colombian author takes us to the town of Macondo and introduces us to the Buendia family. The magical realism of García Márquez will take you on an adventure from beginning to end.
From Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed: The author of the acclaimed best-selling novel The Handmaid’s Tale offers us a take on William Shakespeare’s The Tempest retold as Hag-Seed.
From Annie Proulx, The Shipping News: This New York Times Best Seller and Pulitzer Prize Winner was adapted into a movie in 2001 starring Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, and Judi Dench.
From the Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers: The Canadian author pays homage to the classic Western.
From Margaret Craven, I Heard the Owl Call My Name: Published in 1967, this novel is set in the mid-1960s in the Kwakiutl Indian village of Kingcome, British Columbia.