Sea Change

Sea Change

Alone Across the Atlantic in A Wooden Boat

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The author chronicles his and his wife's voyage aboard a wooden sailboat from the Caribbean to England, where his marriage foundered, and his trip back alone, which also became a journey of self-discovery

Book News
A seaworthy memoir chronicling Nichol's five year sailing adventure and the capsize of both his boat and his marriage. More than the typical adventure tale, the story follows Nichols and his wife's journey on their small wooden boat, Toad , the dissolution of the marriage, and Nichols' solitary return during which he ponders sailing lore and the hidden truths of his marriage, and finally confronts survival. The journey ends as he is rescued from the deck of his sinking boat and delivered to an optimistic but uncertain future. Lacks bibliography and index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Peter Nichols and his wife bought and restored an old wooden sailboat, Toad, and lived aboard it for five years, sailing through the Caribbean and across the Atlantic to Europe, where their marriage broke up. Sea Change is the story of Nichols's return to the sea alone.
In the middle of the ocean, the twenty-seven-foot engineless Toad springs a leak, and Nichols struggles to keep his boat afloat. As he tests the limits of his courage and the depths of his fear, he discovers more than he knew about his marriage, his boat, and himself.
Nichols shares his love of the sea, the literature of the small-boat sailors who have gone before him, and his own unsuspected strength and grace when faced with catastrophe.

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& Taylor

The author chronicles his and his wife's voyage aboard a wooden sailboat from the Caribbean to England, where his marriage foundered, and his trip back alone, which also became a journey of self-discovery. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1997.
ISBN: 9780670871797
0670871796
Branch Call Number: 910.91631 NIC
Characteristics: x, 238 p. ; 24 cm.

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Mar 15, 2011

A maudlin account of a marriage breakup and the search for meaning in life as the author sails his leaking boat across the Atlantic.

Was the voyage a failed suicide attempt?

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