”No, we didn’t make it around the world, but we were able to wrap the world around us”, Petaluma author Janis Lasky Couvreux writes in her memoir, Sail Cowabunga! A Family’s Ten Years at Sea.
From Bordeaux, France to San Francisco, California, her memoir follows this Franco-American couple and their two young sons across the Atlantic Ocean and into a ten-year journey at sea. Through their adventures and misadventures, tragedies, and glories across four continents, the Couvreux family rarely had a dull moment living on the water.
Janis chronicles in vivid and lively detail how they fended off a midnight intruder, sailed to the microscopic St. Peter and St. Paul rocks on the equator, explored the jungles of French Guiana and Devil’s Island, and sailed through Cuba in the turmoil of the late 80s.
Janis Lasky Couvreux is an award-winning writer, journalist,
Franco-American, lover of languages, travel and adventure addict, sailor, mom, and grandmom. Formerly a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, Janis is currently a blogger at Huffington Post, Pryme Magazine, and The Lady Alliance, where she writes about living bilingually, crossing oceans, backpacking adventures, and raising kids outside the box. Some of Janis’ vignettes have been recently published in Luna Luna Magazine, Longreads, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and she won the first place Adult Nonfiction award at the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference.
There will be readings by the author, a slideshow of their odyssey, Q&A, book sales and signing. Admission is free to all our book parties, but donations are happily accepted. Refreshments served. Wine and Beer for sale.