Newlyweds Afloat

Newlyweds Afloat

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A funny memoir of falling in love, getting married, and moving aboard a boat. A young woman meets an amazing guy, falls in love, and they move in together. Straightforward enough, right? Except he lives on a boata€”a 38-foot trawler, docked in Chicago. Their relationship is intensified by living in a tiny space, and by the never-ending quirks of the boat, who becomes a third party in the marriage. There are electrical failures, pump failures, big waves, and freezing winters . . . not to mention the attack goose. Felicia Schneiderhan has a fine literary sensibility and manages to be both funny and deeply serious in writing about boats and love and relationships. This book will delight any boater, or any land-dweller dreaming of escape. a€œNewlyweds Afloat is a love story between a woman, a man, and his boat. Felicia Schneiderhan recounts with humor and skill the story of her transformation from a Chicago apartment dweller to a newly married river rat on Chicagoa€™s waterways. With an eye for the absurd, she reveals the ups and downs, joys and challenges, and day-to-day logistics of living aboard a 38-foot trawler named Mazurkaa€”even in winter. Newlyweds Afloat is full of high-seas drama and flat water reflection plus cats and lots and lots of heart. I could not stop reading it.a€ a€”Julie Buckles, author of Paddling to Winter a€œNewlyweds Afloat is a wifea€™s story of learning to be the other woman, with a man who loves his boat. This detailed account takes an honest look at many of the difficulties of life aboard a trawler, and learning to love his boat as much as he does.a€ a€”Ed Robinson, author of Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a BoatBut in the winter, he switched to his 1981 Delta 88 Oldsmobile, Brougham Royale , with bench seats, sagging slate ceiling ... Faced with the decision about which of our cars to keep in the marriage, I opted to sell my little manual Saturn andanbsp;...

Title:Newlyweds Afloat
Author: Felicia Schneiderhan
Publisher:Breakaway Books - 2015-09-04

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