SAIL­ING TO THE EDGE OF TIME

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By John Kretschmer (Bloom­bury, $28) An ac­com­plished sailor and writer, Kretschmer tells the poignant, yet re­lat­able tale of a life­time’s love of sail­ing in his new book Sail­ing to

the Edge of Time. Be­gin­ning with his first fate­ful trip around Cape Horn in a 32ft sloop named Gigi, Kretschmer takes read­ers with him as his ad­ven­ture un­folds, cov­er­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of miles in the com­pany of ev­ery­one from friends to celebri­ties to teach­ers and kids. As he does so, he also seam­lessly weaves in plenty of prac­ti­cal sail­ing ad­vice with his sea tales, mak­ing this book as use­ful as it is en­ter­tain­ing. There’s no short­age of joy, peril and wa­ter­shed mo­ments as Kretschmer tells an in­sight­ful and qui­etly tri­umphant story of how he ex­pe­ri­ences life to the fullest by leav­ing on­shore toils be­hind. –LM

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