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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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