Presented by the WHITMAN COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Janna Cawrse Esarey and her husband's 17,000-mile, two-year honeymoon aboard a 35-foot sailboat is the subject of her book, The Motion of the Ocean: One Small Boat, Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife (Simon and Schuster). Both she and her husband are Whitman alums, and this special reading/reception is both sponsored by the college, and open to the public. "Love at sea was the idea when Esarey and her newly minted husband decided to honeymoon in a beat-up old sailboat on a trip across the Pacific. Eight hundred and thirteen hilarious, treacherous, and yes, romantic days later, she comes to some serious conclusions. Let's just say you'll be wildly entertained and glad to be on solid ground." - Publishers Weekly. Janna Cawrse Esarey was a 2008 Jack Straw Writers Fellow and writes the 'Happily Even After' relationship blog at blog.seattlpi.com.