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Once upon a Gypsy Moon

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).



Waterway Guide Northern and Great Lakes Editions 2013

Cruising guides for the Northeast, Great Lakes

Dozier’s Waterway Guides has launched 2013 editions of its Northern and Great Lakes editions.



Suddenly overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble

What if you fell overboard?

It’s the nightmare scenario every boater loathes to ponder, but it makes for a captivating read.



Grand Ambition

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.



Tiggie: The Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England

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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