Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat by Chris Stewart

three ways to capsize a boatWhen an elderly couple offers Chris Stewart a job as the skipper of their sailboat in Greece, he jumps at the chance despite having no nautical knowledge whatsoever.  A crash and a fire later, he gets his sea legs and embraces his newfound love of the sea by seizing the next sailing opportunity that comes along — an expedition to trace famous Viking Leif Eriksson’s journey across the Atlantic to Newfoundland.

“The saga about [Leif Eriksson’s] voyage recounts at great length the exploits of — and I am not making these up — the unappetizing Ragnar Hairybreeches, the loathsome Erik Bloodaxe, and our hero Leif’s mother-in-law, the redoubtable lady Thorbjorg Ship-Bosom.”

Chris Stewart was the original drummer for the bad Genesis, and now works as a writer and farmer.  His books include Driving Over Lemons, Three Ways to Capsize a Boat, A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, Last Days of the Bus Club, and The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.

Published:  2009
Length:  160 pages
Set in:  Greece, England, Iceland, Canada



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