Taken by the Sea: with Authors Sarah Conover & Paul Lindholdt
Taken by the Sea: Sarah Conover & Paul Lindholdt
Thursday, July 20 (5:30-6:30 pm)
Join authors Sarah Conover and Paul Lindholdt for a paired reading and Q&A under the theme, “Taken by the Sea”.
Sarah Conover’s new memoir, “Set Adrift: My Family’s Disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle”, tells of a tragic loss, an orphaned childhood, and the eventual unstorying of a life. In January, 1958, a renowned sailing family was lost in a storm in the Bermuda Triangle. The youngest of two daughters, Sarah, suddenly an orphan, grew up never knowing her parents and grandparents. As an adult, she began to pursue the mystery of her family and their disappearance, and discovered that their stories were far different from the versions she was told. Conover’s memoir follows the national media’s investigation of the Revonoc’s vanishing, and exposes the truths that led her to “unstory” the family history, creating a new understanding of their lives, and hers.
Never in human history has travel been so accessible to so many. Travelers may be taken by the sea to places faraway for pleasure, or taken never to return, as happened to Paul Lindholdt’s son, a story Interrogating Travel tells in its first chapter. Paul subsequently links first-hand narratives with research about the travel trade: Has the human cost of trekking the globe become too high? Amid an escalating climate crisis that threatens the homes of vulnerable people across the world, he argues that carbon-intensive trips abroad may be offset if adventurers come to know and love the landscapes closer to home.