Kim Brown Seely - Uncharted (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Marybeth Bond

Kim Brown Seely and her husband were at a crossroads. With the economy in freefall, their jobs stagnant, and their youngest son moving away to college, the couple decided to face another unknown. They impulsively purchased a too-big sailboat, learned how to sail, and embarked on a 700-nautical-mile voyage through the Inside Passage. Bound for an expanse of untamed wilderness—the stunningly wild Great Bear Rainforest of the Northwest—in search of the elusive white Kermode bear, the couple begin to discover who they are as individuals and as a couple in a pivotal moment in their lives. Honest, self-effacing, and full of humor and generosity, this unforgettable memoir is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a lyrical meditation on the changing nature of love.

Kim Brown Seely, a 2016 Lowell Thomas Journalist of the Year, has worked in publishing on both coasts, including as senior editor at Travel + Leisure, contributing editor at National Geographic Adventure, and travel editor at Microsoft and Amazon. Her writing has also appeared in Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Coastal Living, and Virtuoso Life.

Marybeth Bond is the author of four books, two for National Geographic, and editor/contributor of five women's travel anthologies. Her best selling books include A Women's World, Gutsy Women, and Best Girlfriends Getaways. Her career has included a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show with her book Gutsy Women, and recently a half page New York Times profile about her career and work. She has appeared on more than 250 television and radio shows, including KQED with Michael Krasny. She is the creator of GutsyTraveler and reports from locations worldwide. Marybeth lives in Marin County, writes for The Ark Newspaper and has previously spoken at Book Passage. Several years ago Marybeth and her daughter rode their bikes across the USA to raise over $55,000 for an Osteoporosis Charity.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Uncharted: A Couple's Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632172556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - September 17th, 2019

A couple facing the dreaded empty nest realize they need to rediscover who they are. This is an adventure story about a voyage from one life chapter to another that involves a too-big sailboat, a narrow and unknown sea, and an appetite to witness a mythical blonde bear that inhabits a remote rainforest.