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Independent Press Award

2024 Distinguished Favorite


Jon Howe

In the fall of 1810, Eamon McGrath wakes up in the hold of a ship far out at sea. Stolen from his New England life and family, he has been shanghaied to work aboard a merchant vessel, replacing crew lost to the British Navy. As Eamon circles the globe, he survives a terrible beating, storms, and shipwreck.Eamon's bitterness nearly consumes him, until he finds the beauty of this planet undeniable and essential and joins the brotherhood of the sea. Profoundly changed by a journey filled with perseverance, discovery, and love, what will he find if he makes it home again?

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