Title: Voyage of the Northern Magic : A Family Odyssey. First edition in dj.
Publisher:  McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2002, ISBN:0771082606
Seller ID: 94576
STUEMER, Diane. The Voyage of the Northern Magic : A Family Odyssey. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart, (2002). First Printing. Pp (6),-369 +  ppplates. Illustrated with maps to endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth. "Ever dream o f selling up and running away? Diane Stuemer and her husband, Herbert, did just that. They were once a typical suburban couple entering middle age, with a comfortable home and three boys under twelve. A year later, following a brush with cancer, they had sold their business, rented out their nhouse,and were setting out to circumnavigate the globe in a forty-year-old boat. Their entire sailing experience consisted of six afternoons on the Ottawa River. "Over the next four years, squeezed into quarters no bigger than theStuemers' old bedroom, the family of five would become seasoned mariners. They would battle deadly storms at sea and evade real-life pirates. They would dodge waterspouts and lightning strikes and witness the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. They would see the staggering beauty of Borneo's rainforest, and its destruction from illegal logging. They would be arrested at gunpoint and entertained like visiting royalty. In all they would visit thirty-four countries and cover 35,000 nautical miles." from the dj. Very good in very good unclipped dj. 60.00