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Inspiring and exciting, Adams's memoir recounts the personal path leading to her historic achievements: a tomboy childhood in the Oregon high desert, an early marriage and painful divorce, and a second marriage that ended when her husband died of cancer. In the wake of his death and almost by accident, Adams discovered sailing. Six weeks after her first sailing lesson, she bought a boat, and within eight months, she set out to achieve her first world record. Pacific Lady recounts the inward journey that paralleled her sailing feats, as Adams drew on every scrap of courage and navigational skill she could muster to overcome the seasickness, exhaustion, and loneliness that marked her harrowing crossings.
The book is published by University of Nebraska Press.
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By EP on 02-04-16
Woman and the Sea
Where does Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I loved, loved, LOVED this audiobook! First, I will confess that I have always been fascinated and drawn to stories involving the ocean-probably from my experiences along the New Jersey shore each summer as a kid. Nevertheless, I was completely swept up by Pacific Lady's accounts at sea, and I often felt anxious waiting to hear what would happen next. This was an incredible story, and you can't help but appreciate and admire such an amazing person! Also, I found the unique cadence of the narrator's voice to be appealing, effortlessly transporting me upon a boat in the Pacific with our heroine.
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