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“[Bitterman] tells this compelling 25-year-old story as if it happened yesterday. And the reader can't help but mourn the loss of the ship and the crew's improvised lifestyle, as well as feel the joy, danger, and discovery that the author experienced and never forgot.”—Booklist
“When Pam Bitterman talks of her experiences on the adventurous but ill-fated Sofia in her late twenties, you can hear that this is a story she feels she can’t keep to herself. Lucky for us, she hasn’t because the result is a book in a class by itself. . . . Bitterman came away with not only a plethora of fascinating tales of world exploration and personal dynamics, but also the wisdom of one who has truly grown through adversity.”—The Log
“Although Pam wrote Sailing to the Far Horizon 25 years after the sinking the story is alive and fresh as much is based on her journals kept during her roughly four-year voyage. Her writing is very descriptive, taking the reader through the adventures and near-disasters as she lived them. . . . A well-told tale and wonderful reading.”—Santana Sailing Magazine
"The human stories embedded in this book, poignant and painful, reveal the way that a ship boils people down to their essentials. You really get at the heart of who someone is on a voyage, even before you add the defining element of tragedy."—Jim Delgado, host of National Geographic Television's The Sea Hunters and executive director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum
"Several hours after I finished reading this book, I was still recovering. I felt as if I'd been shaken, and punched in the stomach. And yes, that's a desirable reaction."—Gillian Kendall, coauthor with Mark O'Brien of How I Became a Human Being: A Disabled Man's Quest for Independence
MANY THANKS to Pam for writing this wonderful book. I was lucky to have sailed on the Sofia for a short time (Savai'i to Vavau group) and Pam's descriptions brought me right back... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cathy Haight
As engaging of a sail adventure tale if there ever were. I was transfixed throughout the book and really didn't want it to end especially as it did. Read morePublished 23 months ago by HeRanger
I stumbled across this book while doing some research online. Finding the author's narrative snappish and amusing and the subject matter intriguing, I purchased the book. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Bardach
I live on a lake in Hell Michigan, hence the title for my review. I have a tiny O'Day sloop that I sail when the jet skiers and wake boarders are not about and I'm a child of... Read morePublished on January 6, 2007 by Larry Broat
My wife got the book for me from the library, not knowing if it was appropriate for me or not. It was. I devoured the book in a few days. Read morePublished on September 19, 2006 by James D. Oppy