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This is not a linear story. Nancy gives us marvelous ‘flashbacks” unto the lives of both her Mother and Father, living a hard life in Oklahoma during the depression... (made me grateful for the life I have!)
I found it fascinating to get a peek into a life, I can only read about, and Ms. Barnes does it with much color and insight.
On his way out of Galveston, Melvin has some issues with the boat and some shady characters ... and not to spoil this part, but it could have easily been a deal breaker.
But her Dad grew up in the depression, and people just didn’t know the word “quit”. Thru some very greedy people, Melvin will not let his dream die ..... I think I might have.
Ms. Barnes has carefully reconstructed her father’s journey, thru his log book and interviews with her Dad etc. She ends the book with the
life they ended up dreaming about and sharing together. Enjoy...
Thank you Nancy!!
I can’t praise this book highly enough for it’s genre. It was a nice escape from the 9 - 5. Enjoy!!
This is a true story of a man who built a boat and sailed it from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaksa. His daughter tells us the story years after the fact by collecting his own testimony and comBining that with information found in the ships log book. While you know from the beginning that he makes it, the author still manages to keep you on the edge of your seat. Some of the events are so fantastic they almost seem unreal but you know they must be real because they are too wild to be made up.
The book is an excellent story of adventure, family, love and a passion for having a dream and seeing it through to the very end. The book was excellent just not what I had been expecting.
This is one of the Alaskan books I have chosen to read on my new Kindle, and it is quite a story. Even though most of the book takes place in many areas other than Alaska, I felt like I was on the boat with Melvin all the way, and also with him and Cecil through all of their frustrations with the con artist that was supposedly helping them.
I do want to check out the author's blog as well to find out 'the rest of the story'. This is a wonderful tribute to the author's parents, and I am so glad they had many years to enjoy Alaska once they got there.
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