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Source: Amazon.com

Author - John Yunker
Publisher - Ashland Creek Press

Ashland Creek Press says, "The Tourist Trail is a literary thriller about endangered species in the world's most remote areas, and those who put their lives on the line to protect them.

Biologist Angela Haynes is accustomed to dark, lonely nights as one of the few humans at a penguin research station in Patagonia.

She has grown used to the cries of penguins before dawn, to meager supplies and housing, to spending most of her days in one of the most remote regions on earth. What she isn’t used to is strange men washing ashore, which happens one day on her watch.

The man won’t tell her his name or where he came from, but Angela, who has a soft spot for strays, tends to him, if for no other reason than to protect her birds and her work. When she later learns why he goes by an alias, why he is a refugee from the law, and why he is a man without a port, she begins to fall in love—and embarks on a journey that takes her deep into Antarctic waters, and even deeper into the emotional territory she thought she’d left behind."

About the Author
Ashland Creek Press says"John Yunker is the author of three full-length plays (Paleo, Meat the Parents, and Species of Least Concern), the teleplay Sanctuary, and the novel The Tourist Trail, which began as a short story by the same name and won the Phoebe 2010 Fiction Prize. Among his one-act plays, Little Red House was published in the literary journal Mason's Road and was produced by the Studio Players Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky."

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I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns!

I think The Tourist Trail is a well-written book about the environment, different ways that people express their love for nature, and how people interact with each other and nature. I appreciated and enjoyed how the narrative of the book is told from multiple alternating perspectives. I got to listen to how different characters reacted and felt more directly, instead of through an omnipotent narrator. The main reason why I didn't give this book all acorns is that it wasn't quite to my personal taste. I would have liked the story feature more world-building in its narration, more of society, culture, history, and a little bit less about specific individuals.
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