SWAMP GODDESS – Cathy J. Sakas – Explore Okefenokee’s Wonders!

A lively recollection from an outdoors enthusiast.

By Cathy J. Sakas ‧ RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2021

Explore Okefenokee's Wonders

In her debut memoir, TV documentary producer Sakas takes readers on a journey through one of America’s great wetlands, the Okefenokee Swamp. Spanning 700 square miles along the Georgia-Florida border, the swamp is known for its tannin-rich waters and tea-black color. For decades, Sakas has been leading tourists on multiday excursions into the vast wetlands, and this book offers a glimpse of that experience.

Cathy J. Sakas

She shares stories of visitors, such as the 6-foot-9-inch man who was too tall for his tent and the territorial mother alligator who pursued her and her companions. She also recounts the unusual ways people interact in nature, such as the late-night heart-to-heart among four older women. Sakas writes with energy and enthusiasm, as when she describes the breakneck escape from the alligator. The text is accompanied by full-color photographs of the swamp and various people mentioned in the stories. This anecdotal book has the feel of a good travel blog, and readers with a particular interest in the Okefenokee are likely to enjoy it most.

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Pub Date: April 30, 2021
ISBN: 978-1735619217

Page Count: 330
Publisher: Maudlin Pond Press

Review Posted Online: June 23, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 2023