YISHAR KOACH: FORWARD with STRENGTH – the Story of Shoah Survivor Ferdinand Fragner by Susan Lynn Sloan

An illuminating biography of an amazing man who made a difference to so many people throughout his life.

Launch into Boating Season with 5 Inspiring Nautical Adventures

Boating season begins in the Pacific Northwest on the first Saturday in May, a tradition which goes back to the 1920's. To celebrate, we thought we would offer you this superb reading list of true story boating adventures by local northwest authors.

HOME ON THE WAVES: A Pacific Sailing Adventure by Patrick Hill

A story set in the 1970’s that provides remarkable insight into the lives of a family exploring the open ocean and discovering new cultures and people.

First Place Category Winners for the 2015 JOURNEY Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the JOURNEY Awards 2015, the narrative non-fiction genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions.


Surviving 42 days at sea after being pitchpoled by a monster 100ft. wave in the Southern Ocean. A true adventure at sea.


A well-researched expose on the cruel and brutal practices of entertainment marine parks and the fight to protect Orcas.

FAREWELL to a QUEEN by Don Douglass

Don Douglass asks the hard questions of what really happened to cause this ship to sink on that fateful night.

An Editorial Review of “Tightwads on the Loose” by Wendy Hinman

The reader is immersed in the plans of Wendy and her husband, Garth, to set sail on their open-ended adventure. And we wonder how long an introvert, whose motto is always be prepared, can live in such tight quarters with an extrovert whose motto is let’s just wing it.These are not rich dot-com people on a yacht. Nor are they trust fund hippies, or newly retired people with a nest-egg, hence the title. "Tightwads on the Loose; a Seven Year Pacific Odyssey" vividly details the highs and lows of life at sea and at port.

An Editorial Review of “Prepare to Come About” by Christine Wallace

This memoir illuminates the struggles and chaotic lives that many contemporary families are challenged with and then goes further. It inspires readers to look beyond society’s conventional solutions and rationalizations to plot their own course."Prepare to Come About" by Christine Wallace is a story that restores faith in the strength and love of a family and will reaffirm your belief that a life lived on one’s own terms is the truest meaning of “achievement.”

An Editorial Review of “Waking Up Dying: Caregiving When There is No Tomorrow” by Robert A. Duke

"Waking Up Dying" is a blockbuster; a hit between the eyes. Duke challenges the reader to take those tortuous steps he has—feel his sorrow, elation and pain, walk his walk through the everyday rituals of care, and talk the talk of his analysis of much-needed system reform. This book is a must-read for caregivers. Be prepared for a mind-blowing, ultimately, illuminating and educational experience.