Hardcover, 7 by 10 inches, 272 pages, full color
This record of circumnavigation by sailboat also chronicles Beth Leonard’s discovery of herself and a wider world. Join her as she follows earlier explorers like Columbus, Cook, and Darwin into harsh seas and fascinating encounters. Ms. Leonard and her sailing companion meet South Africans at the end of apartheid, members of isolated island communities from the Azores to Fiji, and even the ghosts of an ancient civilization. By challenging their values, testing their relationship, and changing the way they live, the circle they sail takes them to a new and different place.