Saturday, January 19, 2013

Islands Under Fire by Kevin McCarey

Publishers weekly starred review for
ocean Publishing title

Islands Under Fire Earns High Praise

FLAGLER BEACH, FL – The January 7, 2013 edition of Publishers Weekly, the publishing world’s premier magazine, contained a starred review for Ocean Publishing’s latest book, Islands Under Fire, The Improbable Quest to Save the Corals of Puerto Rico by Kevin McCarey.

The review said, “This memoir, part travelogue and part natural history, is rich with humor, misadventure, and triumph. McCarey's writing is a pleasure, his penchant for simile and skill with dialogue particular delights.”

Continuing, the review highlighted the way McCarey told his tale of conservation, mishap and success:

“The action takes place as much onshore as off—McCarey's vessel, the R/V Maroho, being subject to its own array of pre-launch troubles. But never mind such complications, this is the tropics, so relax and let the captain take charge, as McCarey's maiden voyage into contemporary maritime non-fiction is an engrossing and joyful trip.”

McCarey is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker for National Geographic. A professor of environmental film at Savannah College of Art & Design, he is enjoying the success of his first published book and is touring the Eastern United States as his teaching schedule allows. His next major appearance will be at the Savannah Book Fair on February 14-17 where he will join James Patterson, T.C. Boyle and others. McCarey will be a guest speaker at his alma mater, the New York Merchant Marine Academy, in March.

Islands Under Fire (ISBN 9780982694084, $16.95) is available at all booksellers across the country and is distributed to all national and international markets by Independent Publishers Group, one of the largest book distribution firms in the United States.

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