Professional man unhinged
“Once Upon a Gypsy Moon” is Michael Hurley’s memoir of the personal failure and loss that sent the lawyer-turned-charter captain-turned-author on a two-year offshore odyssey aboard a 30-year-old, 32-foot sloop named Gypsy Moon (Center Street, $19.99 hardcover, $8.99 e-book).
Cruising guides for the Northeast, Great Lakes
Dozier’s Waterway Guides has launched 2013 editions of its Northern and Great Lakes editions.
What if you fell overboard?
It’s the nightmare scenario every boater loathes to ponder, but it makes for a captivating read.
The tale of a lovely Lady
G. Bruce Knecht’s “Grand Ambition” (2013, Simon & Schuster, $26.99 hardcover, $14.99 e-book) tells the story of the $40 million 187-foot megayacht Lady Linda, whose construction began on the eve of the 2008 financial collapse.
Swapping stories with an old salt
The setup sounds more like the plot for a Hollywood film than a true story. A salty old fisherman by chance meets the government regulator threatening his livelihood in a coffee shop, and he recounts engaging tales from a lifetime spent working off Cape Cod, Mass.
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