A Couple's Epic Empty-nest Adventure Sailing From One Life to AnotherBook - 2019
A narrative memoir about the particular midlife crisis that comes when children leave home. Author Kim Brown Seely and her husband (Seattle residents who did time in NYC) decide somewhat spontaneously to acquire a 54-foot sailboat, learn how to sail, then set off to find a spirit bear (the rare white Kermode bear) in the forest that's on the BC mainland north of the tip of Vancouver Island. The looming life change for them is that the youngest of their two sons is about ship off to college on the east coast, and their eldest is already living in San Francisco. How better to face this end of parenting than demonstrate to themselves that there's more living and adventure to be had, especially with a sailboat. This author is a wonderful storyteller, and she can capture the mood swings of a marital spat in a most appealing way.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, .
Characteristics: xix, 275 pages : map ; 23 cm.
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