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Once Upon a Gypsy Moon: An Improbable Voyage and One Man's Yearning for Redemption

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    This book provides a glimpse into the life of a man who has reac

    This book provides a glimpse into the life of a man who has reached middle-age and finds himself in an unexpected place.  A broken marriage and carrer force him to reevaluate his priorities and choices in the life.  The book describes that personal journey and gives the reader much to consider.  I enjoyed the book but must caution sailors that this is NOT a sailing story... that is simply the backdrop for the author's reflections and provides a framework for the narrative. 

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

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    By: Michael Hurley Published By: Center Street Age Recommended:

    By: Michael Hurley
    Published By: Center Street
    Age Recommended: Adult
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Book Blog For: GMTA

    "Once Upon a Gypsy Moon" by Michael Hurley was a good biography of this author's journey 'not only the open seas but through life. Mr. Hurley has done a good job as her interweaves the sea (ocean) and its 'interchangeable aspects' of this novel to give the reader a clear understanding of this journey that even enters into his 'spiritual side. Michael Hurley had be a trial attorney and was also a professional sailor. His life will go through many changes such as 'loss, courage, determination, contentment giving it all and learning to let go.' Wow, this was just a wonderful delivered story of Michael Hurley's life. In this memoir, he wrote about his divorced after twenty five years of marriage and being alone and even confessing that he had cheated. I liked how he was man enough to take the blame for what had happened. The descriptions of the sea and his boat 'Gypsy Moon' was simply off the chart ....good. The memoir was of Michael Hurley who had a hard life and was now learning new lessons and that one thing was the goal of sailing around the world. Now as he falls in love and making a new life for himself...we can only say he is doing it. This was one beautiful presentation that will appeal to 'the hearts of dreamers and romantics, be it land or sea.' Would I recommend this novel? YES!

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