Barnaby is always giving me books that he liked to read, so that I can then read them. I am currently reading Too Far From Home, which is currently a Staff Pick for Barnaby on our website: www.mainecoastbookshop.com.
It's definitely a book that is written about guys, for guys. The women in the story take a side seat and are only supporting characters to the drama that unfolds. The author emphasizes how they are only supporting characters constantly. The story is about the three men that are stranded in the international space station after the space shuttle Columbia's accident. It is a book that I don't want to put down, because the author does have such a sense of the men's emotions that they are going through during this event. Imagine how hard it is to be so far from Earth and not sure that you will ever make it home. There is also a lot of history included about the space program, on the American side of it and the Russian side. I've learned a lot about the experience of an astronaut and I highly recommend anyone who likes adventure or scientific books to give this one a go. It's written so that it is easy to read and isn't bogged down by technical details. I read this book while I'm getting ready to fall asleep at night.It's hard to put it down when my eyes are drowsy, because I might be in a section that is packed with action and I have to know what is going to occur.
I'm turning into an adventure junkie, now with astronauts in addition to all the Everest books I just have to read.