Bookinista review: ‘Landfalls’ is a tale of true exploration

18th August, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

Many Eagle County residents live lives of adventure. They parasail, river board, and summit Kilimanjaro or Everest, battling mountain winds, roiling rapids, and frostbite. But explorers of old contended with much more than a delayed flight or a Sherpa with an attitude. In some instances, they charted a course for a town that had disappeared, or had to escape pesky cannibals.Such is the basis for “Landfalls, A Novel.”Debut author Naomi J. Williams chronicles the ill-fated expedition of the Astrolabe and Boussole, which departed France in 1785 for the South Pacific. The fictionalized account of this map-making and territory-charting journey is …

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