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17 April 2013

Sailing in a Spoonful of Water

Sailing in a Spoonful of Water by Joe Coomer is the story of one man's journey upon a twenty-eight foot wooden motorsailer (boat with both sails and motor) named Yonder.

Coomer captures the freedom and fear of sailing when he buys a boat to use during summers in Maine. He grew up on a lake in Texas, his childhood experiences creating in him a longing for the sea. At the same time, the seriousness of being responsible for the welfare of all aboard, from navigation to properly setting an anchor, give him nights of sleeplessness as he learns his boat.

Sailing in a Spoonful of Water will thrill readers who dream of buying a boat and sailing away.

Coomer, Joe. (1997). Sailing in a Spoonful of Water. New York: Picador.

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