Winner of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award for General Fiction
Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world—and each other.
Winner of the 2013 Chanticleer Reviews Grand Prize for Book of the Year.
Four troubled souls in a tiny North Carolina beach town find love and destiny when an abandoned schooner with a mysterious past drifts ashore. Read the stunning debut novel by Michael Hurley that Foreword Reviews called “an artistic masterpiece,” that Chanticleer Reviews named Book of the Year, and that one BookTrib reviewer called one of the top five novels of 2013.
Do you believe in everlasting love?
From award-winning author Michael Hurley comes an edgy and unforgettable tale of secret longing, lost love, and unforgiven sin. A chance encounter in a Charleston bar sets events in motion that propel Jay Danforth Fitzgerald, a washed-up stockbroker, on a reckless quest to cross the Atlantic to Ireland, alone, in a small sailboat. But when “Fitz” discovers that Gemma, a much-younger woman, is a stowaway determined to convince him to turn back, the most unexpected of love stories unfolds amid a gripping adventure on the high seas. The gulf between hope and regret, love and loss, may be deeper and more dangerous than the abyss that lies before them on The Passage.
TALES FROM THE CAMINO
Getting Lost and Found on the Ancient Way of St. James
At the age of 57, author Michael Hurley sold everything he owned and boarded a plane for Europe. He had no plan other than to wander awhile and try to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Quite unexpectedly, he soon found himself walking through France and Spain along the Camino—the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the ancient Way of St. James. The ensuing journey of two months and five hundred thirty miles, covered entirely on foot, changed his life forever. He recorded his experiences and epiphanies each day as he walked, and he shares them now with the world in Tales from the Camino. Written with honesty, reverence, humor, and wonder, these stories will lighten the load and lift the spirit of every pilgrim who follows in Hurley’s footsteps.
ONCE UPON A GYPSY MOON
In 2009, Michael embarked on a two-year, 2,200 mile solo sailing voyage that ended abruptly in the middle of the ocean between Cuba and Haiti in 2012. That voyage and the experiences that inspired him to set sail became the subject of his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, published in 2013 by Hachette Book Group.
A modern classic of wilderness literature, Hurley’s Journal compiles the essays, travelogues, detailed maps, and photographs from Michael Hurley’s popular gazette, published quarterly between 1995 and 2003, on the romance, lore, and wisdom of traditional canoe camping.
LETTERS FROM THE WOODS
Finalist, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, 2005
Letters from the Woods is a collection of “slice-of-life” essays on faith, family and the wilderness experience derived from 32 issues of a quarterly canoe journal that Michael Hurley wrote and published between 1995 and 2003 for over 10,000 subscribers in 48 states.