When Beth Leonard and her partner, Evans Starzinger, returned from a three-year, 35,000-mile circumnavigation, they thought they were done with offshore voyaging. But neither realized how irrevocably they had been changed by their experience, nor how irresistible the siren song of the sea would prove. In comparison, life ashore seemed dull and monochrome, and within months, Beth knew she had to go back to sea in order to remain true to the person she had become.
"Enthusiastic but flawed"
When Sally Mertill is driving a carload of her friends back to Green Mountain Falls after visiting Pike's Peak they careen off the side of the mountain road. With no guardrails, it's not surprising there are no survivors. And yet within two days, a not altogether bad fellow named Bocnic Drewings will call upon the metal drawer where Sally's body awaits autopsy, open it, and lead her on the adventure of a lifetime - well, that's if she would have survived the accident.
"Total loss on all levels"
Award-winning young-adult novelist Eileen Charbonneau now turns her storytelling powers and lauded historical research to her first adult novel: the epic story of two people drawn together from dramatically different spheres of society.