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From the PublisherSan Francisco Chronicle Whynott's attention transcends his obstensible until it becomes a profound look at the human condition.
The New Yorker The book is cheerful in its portraits of men engaged in a work that satisfies in its difficulty, elegant details, and infallibly stirring results.
The San Diego Union-Tribune This discreet account of Joel White's final year is as spare and elegant as his vessels.
Boston Magazine This is a book about the value of work, about the beauty of craftsmanship, and about a group of people whose ritual days help keep a vanishing world alive.
Kirkus Reviews An affectionate, affirmative, yet lighter-than-air look at the life and work of Joel White.
Bill McKibben author of Maybe One A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time is as lovingly constructed as the boat it describes, and offers its readers the chance for a calm but vivid voyage.
Publisbers Weekly With understated grace, the author evokes a sense of maritime community as well as a fierce devotion to boats and a love of the sea, which emerges as an almost mystical form of communion with nature and the cosmos...E.B. White would have approved of this quietly profound book; it's a real beauty.
Tracy Kidder author of Home Town This is a charming and moving depiction of a contemporary genius at work, one who happens to be engaged in the ancient art of making boats. It is a necessary book for anyone afflicted with the passion for messing around with boats.
Library Journal Whynott skillfully weaves a story that speaks both of the love of his craft and the art of writing.