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The Curve of Time: The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest

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After her husband died in 1927, leaving her with five small children, everyone expected the struggles of single motherhood on a remote island to overcome M. Wylie Blanchet. Instead, this courageous woman became one of the pioneers of "family travel," acting as both mother and captain of the twenty-five-foot boat that became her family's home during the long Northwest summers. Blanchet's lyrically written account reads like fantastic fiction, but her adventures are all very real. There are dangers — rough water, bad weather, wild animals — but there are also the quiet respect and deep peace of a woman teaching her children the wonder and awesome depth of the natural world.

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"Filled with observations on natural history and the wonders of the wild, [Blanchet's] prose, like the waterfall she describes, sings." Kliatt

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M. Wylie Blanchet (1891-1961) spent most of her life on Vancouver Island, BC. She wrote for magazines such as Rudder, Pacific Yachting, Blackwoods, and Atlantic Monthly.

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wdchilders, November 10, 2008 (view all comments by wdchilders)
Her husband died in 1927, leaving M. Wylie Blanchet alone with five small children. Acting as both mother and captain of the twenty-five-foot boat that became her family’s home during summers on the coast of Vancouver Island, Blanchet has wonderfully documented their adventures.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050722
Subtitle:
The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northwest
Author:
Blanchet, M. Wylie
Introduction:
Egan, Timothy
Foreword:
Egan, Timothy
Author:
Egan, Timothy
Publisher:
Seal Press
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Boats and boating
Subject:
British Columbia
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
British Columbia Description and travel.
Subject:
Boats and boating -- British Columbia.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Adventura Books
Series Volume:
107-176
Publication Date:
20020318
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.5 oz

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