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That's because of Una! With a name like Una, you have to be something special. And she certainly was!
Her life was anything but ordinary - especially for a woman the early 1800s! She was born in Kentucky, the daughter of a fanatic, bible-thumping father and open -minded mother. Her first contact with the ocean was living with her aunt, uncle and cousin on the shores of a beautiful lighthouse island in the Atlantic.
And then she was drawn to the sea.
This is one of those big fat books that draw you in. Una sees the world differently and her descriptions about life and faith and nature are beautiful and thought provoking. This has made me want to spend more time at the ocean - not on a whaler, but along the shore!
I can't say this was my favorite book - but it was one that I am glad that I read!