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Author Discussion at NE Harbor Library
September 14 @ 5:30 pm
Join author Elizabeth Garber as she discusses her memoir “Sailing At The Edge of Disaster” with fellow author Christina Baker Kline on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library.
“Sailing at the Edge of Disaster: A Memoir of a Young Woman’s Daring Year” is the story of how a bookish teen and her younger brother are sent by their dominating father to “shape up” on a sail training
school ship, where they discover the rigors, joys, and triumphs of being at sea. As they scour the decks, learn to splice ratlines and climb the rigging, they also survive an act of piracy, a near-sinking,
and being held hostage by armed gun boats. The book chronicles a transformative year in the throes of late adolescence that leads to courage, grace and a reclamation of selfhood.
For more information, call the library at 276-3333.