Phillip Caputo is a reporter and author who has received praise for several of his books. Above, Caputo tells a story for The Moth that may give you a taste of his style. For the H20 literature objective we'll be reading Caputo's The Voyage, which is described below.
" In the tradition of great seafaring adventures, The Voyage is an intricately plotted, superbly detailed, and gripping story of adventure and courage. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secrets.
On a June morning in 1901, Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family’s forty-six-foot schooner and not return until September. Though confused and hurt by their father’s cold-blooded actions, the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey down the East Coast, headed for the Florida Keys.
Almost one hundred years later, Cyrus’s great-granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage. Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue, murder, lies and deceit. " -
Read Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J Nichols.
1) Read Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Walllace J. Nichols.
Check out the book from you local library, buy it at your local bookstore or get it on Amazon.
If audio is more your speed, Audible also carries the book.
2) Write a short book review and post it in the comments below. What do you think of Nichols work? What makes sense to you? Does he mention anything you disagree with, or that seems like a stretch?