“From Schnitzel to Nockerln
Genre: Travel/Natural History. Memoir
Pages 294 Format: Hardcover Price: $29
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co.
Available from: Lightning Source, Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dorrancebookshop.com
Meet Joy Winkie Viola
Plopping down in penguin poop, eating whitchetty grub soup, being face to face with a polar bear and sleeping with a Motmot – this book has it all. A book of travel adventures, often humorous, about the natural world on all seven continents as told by a globe-trotting journalist.
This book, with individual chapters for specific journeys, covers the author’s experiences and insights from the rain forests of Trinidad to the outback of Australia all the way to the ice-covered continent of Antarctica. The tales continue with stories from China, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, India, The Galapagos Islands, Cuba, Canada and the western United States. Traveling by such diverse means as horseback, zodiac, combi, and tundra buggy, readers are made to feel they are in the present through the author’s engaging narrative.
Drawing on a lifetime of meticulous journaling, this book offers poignant observations about far-flung destinations. Thoroughly enjoyable. – Bruce Stein, National Wildlife Federation
This sensitive life narrative is at once an enduring love story studded with pathos, humor and a rich accounting of natural history adventures . – Wayne Peterson, Massachusetts Audubon Society
This compilation of Joy and Alfred’s varied travel adventures reminds us what a well-lived life is all about. – Steve Cox, International Expeditions