“A house that has a library in it has a soul.” -Plato
Lois Joy Hofmann is the author of Maiden Voyage, Sailing the South Pacific, and The Long Way Back, all part of the award-winning nautical trilogy called In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss. Her first two books won first place in the Travel category of the San Diego Book Awards: Maiden Voyage in 2011 and Sailing the South Pacific in 2013. This year, 2019, The Long Way Back won first place in Published Travel, as well.
Maiden Voyage is the first book in the nautical trilogy In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.
“The book is an eclectic hybrid of multiple genres, including travelogue, personal memoir, and photo essay. It can even be understood as inspirational self-help when Hofmann reflects deeply on the lessons she learned at sea.” “A companionable…tale of adventure.”
Sailing the South Pacific is the second book in the nautical trilogy In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.
“A handsome memoir that should interest would-be sailors, as well as the author’s loved ones.”
“…an informative travelogue overall, and a gorgeous coffee table book.”
The Long Way Back is the third and final book in the nautical trilogy In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss.
“This is also the most romantic volume of the trilogy…”
“…adorned with spectacular color photographs, and the author furnishes a surfeit of intriguing asides about the lands they visit.”
“…an incisive and granular travelogue for those who want to emulate the author’s journey…”
“…her accounts of cultural mores are fascinating, as in her astute comparison of Thai and Malaysian history.”
“A beautifully produced travelogue…”