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In the fall of 1810, Eamon McGrath wakes up in the hold of a ship far out at sea. Stolen from his New England life and family, he has been shanghaied to work aboard a merchant vessel, replacing crew lost to the British Navy. As Eamon circles the globe, he survives a terrible beating, storms, and shipwreck.

Eamon’s bitterness nearly consumes him, until he finds the beauty of this planet undeniable and essential and joins the brotherhood of the sea. Profoundly changed by a journey filled with perseverance, discovery, and love, what will he find if he makes it home again?

Pages: 268
Pub Date: 10-17-2023
Softcover: 19.95 979-8-88824-126-4
Hardcover: 26.95 979-8-88824-128-8


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Jon Howe grew up along the Gulf Coast of Florida. A few years after college, he moved to the Pacific Northwest, got his captain’s license, taught sailing for five years, managed a fleet of charter boats for ten, and sold boats for fifteen. In between, he raced to Hawaii, skippered charters, and delivered yachts. When he retired, he sold his house to buy the boat he would live aboard for fourteen years. He sailed around Central America to Florida, down the West Indies to Colombia and Panama, out to Hawaii, and then back to the Pacific Northwest. He now lives with his beloved on San Juan Island, near his family.

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