Tuesday, February 5, 2008
My Father's Island
"Marie and Heinrich Angermeyer sold their home to purchase the boat on which their five sons escaped from Germany in 1935 and set sail for a life on the Galapagos Islands." (A caption from one of the many photographs in this books, which was published in 1989.)
The author is Joanna Angermeyer, daughter of one of the brothers, so we see the islands from her perspective, when she was a child.
This story is a combination of autobiography and adventure tale, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.