Summerland is a publication of my journal out cherry picking and working in the Okanagan Valley, situated in British Columbia, Canada. It is a snippet of my 2021 summer, and I was surprised to find the sub-culture of cherry picking surrounded by partying and interesting characters from across Canada. This book takes a deep-dive into the everyday life on the cherry farm, as it was through my eyes. 2021 was a bad year for wild-fires in British Columbia, and it is the sad undertone of this journal that throughout the story there are fires burning in the hillsides.
“The kids at the park seem to not mind the smoke. I feel that’s unanimous to kids. They can have fun whenever they are, with minimal care or concern. It’s admirable. In some way’s kids are better at living in the moment than adults, a lost art we have to try re-teach ourselves later in life”
“I have come to love the morning light and being out when the sun comes up. I like watching the light change, the day change, and things come into colour. As outlines take form and a definition begins to take place upon everything with the unfolding of the day”
– An Amazon Best seller – 5 Star Review from “Readers’ Favorite”
Finding Anna- A True Story
A young man seeking to unravel his past travels throughout the world in search of Anna. The story begins in a hotel in Germany and curiously, the travels lead to one destination: to the very heart of the traveler. Finding Anna:is an interesting and inspiring story that takes place in more than 25 countries
At thirty years old, Vineeth found that his life required examination if he was going to make it extraordinary. He realized that certain moments and the people in his life played pivotal roles in the making of the person that he had become. As he searched for a way to explore these connections, Finding Anna opened the door for him to a new world of constant searching for meaning, in a journey filled with reflection and excitement.
Finding Anna is a story of a simple man with a simple goal: to experience life and appreciate the little things. In this book, he shares the stops on his journey where he links his past to the present in a quest for his identity.
Readers will relate because there is an Anna in everyone’s life, and everyone has a story they want to share. Every story in a life is a journey because they are not the same person at the end of it as they were when it started.
Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
Finding Anna: An Unusual Journey To Self-Discovery is a work of non-fiction written in the style of a memoir by author Vineeth Vijayghosh. The narrative recounts the epic journey of the author when, at age thirty, he realizes he would like to do more with his life and begins a vast series of travels in order to better understand his own identity. As experiences in other countries and meeting other people reflect him back to his own roots and the pivotal people in his life, so his consciousness grows. In a unique turn of events, the author recounts the many Annas he met in different countries, and how their stories changed him too.
Author Vineeth Vijayghosh presents a truly heartfelt and unique memoir that anyone on a journey of self-discovery will surely be able to relate to and treasure. As a traveler myself, I found it really wonderful to see the author visit places that I have also been to, and even more delightful to be introduced to vistas that I have yet to visit. The noticing of small details of culture and personality in other people’s lives is a true joy of travel, and the author brings that enthusiasm to life with a well-penned and highly relatable narrative style. The personal moments in the memoir are very evocative because we are able to form a deep connection, and the author is generous with details from his personal life and the formation of his own identity so that we may better understand ourselves. Overall, I would recommend Finding Anna: An Unusual Journey To Self-Discovery as an engrossing but also empowering and educational memoir for anyone who feels they have not yet discovered their true identity in this life.