The 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse, the largest trade show for books, was held every year in Frankfurt, Germany. For worldwide business and trading, it is regarded as the most significant book fair on earth.
The Frankfurt Book Fair celebrated its 75th anniversary, celebrating literary and cultural diversity. With a series of activities prepared, one of the most anticipated this year is the chosen country to be the guest of honor, which is Slovenia. The country will present not just its diverse, unique qualities as an attractive place to travel but also as a country with a rich literary tradition.
This year, Citi of Books joined the largest book fair in the world. We were excited to present books written by our distinguished authors. In our assigned booth, a range of books—from fiction to nonfiction—would be on exhibit. A book included in the display was “Life’s Journey: Volume 1” by Jon F. Gleman.
Jon F. Gleman, the author of the book, was born just outside of Charleston, West Virginia. His family moved out of Charleston when he was a little more than one year old and made a couple of stops on their southward journey before settling in Miami, Florida, when he was six years old. These stops and growing up in Miami in the 1950s and 1960s cemented his love of nature.
Jon had several careers during his journey. He graduated with a BS in biology from the University of Miami and worked as an ecologist for many years in the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, he created and ran a small mail-order bookshop on the natural sciences, the Naturalist Bookshop.
“Life’s Journey: Volume 1” is not just an inspiring book about the author’s experience but also contains awareness that humans are responsible for protecting and preserving our homes.
No matter where you live on this planet, there is one thing that we all need to agree on: It may be the most important decision mankind ever makes. Time is running out, and we won’t get a second chance. Our planet, Mother Earth, is talking to us. At this point, she is imploring us to set things right and to stop defiling and polluting our home—the very planet we live on, along with all our earth-born companions. It must stop, or life as we know it will change for the worse. It already is.
Jon hopes that you will find these stories of his journey entertaining and enlightening. They will inspire you to do all that you can to connect with our earth-born companions and to restore, preserve, and protect our beautiful home, Mother Earth.
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