FOREWORD’S LIT HIT—INDIE BOOKS THAT’LL BLOW YOU AWAY
Give it up for The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float, as engaging a true sailing tale as you will ever read, by the incomparable, recently deceased, Farley Mowat, author, environmentalist, activist, sailor of so-so proficiency. You should care because this book is reading entertainment of the highest level—beginning one fateful night, on a midlife drunken whim, when landlubber Mowat decides the sea life is the one for him, and chooses a decrepit two-masted schooner in a far off Newfoundland village to refurbish and sail into open water. Over his career, Mowat received a Mark Twain Award, the Governor General’s Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Outdoor Book Award. Never Cry Wolf, detailing his adventures with the Arctic wolves of northern Manitoba, will linger in your memories till your dying days.
The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float
David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston
Softcover $15.95 (296pp)