This author was somehow able to put into beautiful words so many of the feelings and experiences I've had in the past six years of my own life. This book is a journey, and you travel with Meg and Patrick as they begin their relationship and then married life, as they move abroad and try new things and make great friends, and as they have life experiences which shape them and their bond forever. There's something for everyone in this story...love, travel, friendship, food, loss, laughter, and life. With a mixture of narrative storytelling and metaphorical poetry-like descriptions, the writing style will please all as well. Even (especially!) if you've never been in love or left the country, Six Years of a Floating Life will transport you around the world and into the hearts of a special couple who will teach you what life and living are all about.