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Worse Things Happen at Sea by William McInnes
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Dec 01, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 26 to December 01, 2011

Part family history, part vignettes of everyday life, this is a confronting book in many ways, as it's meditations on mortality and facing the unpredictability of life ring starkly true. I found this book all the more heartbreaking in the knowledge that Sarah Watt (McInnes' wife and the book's co-author) died in late October, not long after the book's publication, after a long battle with cancer (something she shares honestly and beautifully in her chapters). This book is essentially about courage. Extraordinary courage that ordinary people, like Watt and McInnes, face every day. It's about not taking the little things for granted and being grateful that for every curve ball life throws at you, there are also a million, beautiful little stars.

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