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“Well written. Riveting, with complex characters. Hurley has crafted a strong story that examines friendship, corruption, mysticism, and love.” —Publishers Weekly

“Addictive, escapist reading. Deliriously satisfying.” —Kirkus

“[A] spellbinding, beautifully written creation.” —Long & Short Reviews

“[A] tale both hopeful and tragic, with an ending that will leave you lost in thought.” —The Book Wheel

“Beautifully crafted, flawlessly written, and a resounding novel of friendship, pain, and ultimate forgiveness.” —Literary R & R

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“Hurley, like Hemingway, glories in the job cleanly done.” —Wilmington Star-News

 

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26 01, 2015

Atlantic Circle: a review

  • January 26th, 2015

Kathryn Lasky is well known as a prolific author of award-winning and popular children’s books. Her Guardians of Ga’Hoole series became a major motion picture (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) released by Warner Brothers in 2010.  She is not as well-known—but by golly she ought to be—for her sailing memoir, Atlantic Circle, published by Norton in 1985 under her married name, Lasky Knight, and recently released on Kindle. 
I bought the hardcover copy of Atlantic Circle the year it came out, when I was a newly minted lawyer looking for ways to dissolve the extra money I was bringing home from my first real job.  I found the most efficient money-solvent on Earth in a sailboat shop not far from my first apartment. I shudder to think of all the dollars washed down the wakes of various sailboats I have owned since then (four sloops, one cutter, two catboats, and one ketch), thanks in part to Ms. Lasky’s little book.
Atlantic Circle is a wonderfully conversational and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny look […]

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