Recommended Island ReadingFebruary 21, 2013
Here are three books we love. If you are lucky enough you can read them sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand, or reclining on your boat at anchor.
Although it's now 20-years old, "A Continent of Islands" is a great social, historical and political resource for the Caribbean. Best-enjoyed if you are journeying through the islands, as in a yacht out of Antigua, or (gasp) aboard a cruise ship. Our copy is dog eared and stained from traveling with us to Tobago and back.
Herman Wouk's "Don't Stop the Carnival" is charming, hilarious and rather to accurate. Loosely based in the Virgin Islands it describes the trials & tribulations of buying a business and running it. Anyone moving or considering a move to the Caribbean must read this!
"The Islands and the Sea" aggregates a collection of writings about the Caribbean. Conveying the beauty of the islands and the rich diversity of it's people, the collection of stories spans the history of the Caribbean from the first explorers to the living Trinidadian writer V.S. Naipal.