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The Resource Steered by the falling stars : a father's journey, Daniel Spurr

Steered by the falling stars : a father's journey, Daniel Spurr

Label
Steered by the falling stars : a father's journey
Title
Steered by the falling stars
Title remainder
a father's journey
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Spurr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this powerful memoir, the author's long-planned sailboat voyage begins auspiciously, with his twelve-year-old son, Peter, and teenage daughter, Adria, along for the first leg. But when Spurr and his new wife, Andra, turn the boat south on the leading edge of autumn, tragedy follows, transforming their sabbatical from the working world into a journey through darkness. Confined in a thirty- by ten-foot world, Spurr struggles to come to terms with a death he cannot bear,
  • a pregnancy he cannot yet accept, and a past he cannot forget. Through it all, humorous moments abound, and there are head-nodding insights concerning places visited and people met along the way. The many elements interwoven in his writing immerse the reader from beginning to end. Spurr finds solace from grief in philosophy and in the solitude of the Carolina and Georgia salt marshes. The adventure stalls in Florida, and there events unfold toward a resolution which,
  • because this story is true, is yet another beginning. Steered by the Falling Stars is graceful, measured, heartbreaking, funny, and grave, and carries the force of recognition. One need not be a sailor to take this journey, any more than one need be a motorcyclist to appreciate Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spurr, Daniel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spurr, Daniel
  • Spurr, Daniel
  • Fathers and sons
  • Sailing
  • Sailboat living
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Label
Steered by the falling stars : a father's journey, Daniel Spurr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25707593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780877423324
Lccn
92013055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25707593
  • (Sirsi) a358054
Label
Steered by the falling stars : a father's journey, Daniel Spurr
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25707593
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780877423324
Lccn
92013055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25707593
  • (Sirsi) a358054

Library Locations

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