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By A. Manette Ansay

From long island occasions bestselling writer A. Manette Ansay comes an unforgettable tale of 2 households united by means of tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional trip towards a call she'd by no means concept attainable. On a regular morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably altered while a under the influence of alcohol motive force -- Meg's onetime ally, Cindy Ann Kreisler -- slams into the Van Dorns' vehicle, killing their six-year-old son, Evan. As Meg recovers from her personal accidents, she and Rex are stunned whilst Cindy Ann gets a trifling slap at the wrist. of their rage and grief, they purchase a ship to sail world wide, hoping to place as a lot distance as attainable among themselves and Cindy Ann. but if Meg returns to Fox Harbor for a relations marriage ceremony, she's compelled to stand the advanced ties that bind her to the girl who has destroyed her peace.

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Rex glanced at me to confirm this; I nodded. ” Popeye was back on the air. “We’ve got two pounds of ground chuck we’ve been saving for a special occasion. ” Meat that did not come out of a can! Even now, I can’t recall another invitation I’ve accepted with such eagerness, such gratitude. While Rex and Popeye (whose name, it turned out, was Eli Hale) worked out the logistics of rafting our boats together, I dug Chelone’s fenders out of stowage, and by the time I’d dragged them onto deck, Rubicon was already closing in.

How to walk without falling down. How to cook simple meals on a propane stove. How to eat those meals when Chelone heeled over and our table became a forty-five-degree in- 30 ~ A. M A N ET TE A NSAY cline. It was as if we’d stumbled upon a strange, magical kingdom, a place where down was up and up was down, where the ground flexed and trembled while the sky appeared solid, fixed. Even our vocabulary changed. ) Down the stairs (companionway), there was a kitchen (galley); a toilet (head); a main room (salon).

I remembered thinking, after Evan’s death, that I’d never be afraid of anything again. Suddenly, I understood how ridiculous that was, how childish, how petulant. We were still roughly four hundred nautical miles northwest of Bermuda. We might meet another tanker. We might be faced with more storms. We might strike a floating barrel or some other piece of rubbish, knock a hole in Chelone’s hull. ” people had asked in the weeks before we left Wisconsin: Toby, my parents, Lindsey Steinke, the parents of Evan’s school friends.

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