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The day after her forty-third bithday, Ann Linnea slipped into her slim, seventeen-foot kayak and pushed off into the raging surf of Lake Superior, in search of the rest of her life. Her journey was one of extraordinary courage and physical challenge, as well as spiritual trial and transformation. Braving bitter cold, roaring winds, and high seas, she took sixty-five days to become the first woman to circumnavigate the planet's largest lake by seak kayak. The voyage brought forth self-doubt and mortal danger, as well as triumphant exhilaration at confronting the elements. A powerful narrative fo one woman's willingness to reappraise everything -- her perceptions of herself; her relationships to her husband, children, friends, and parents; and her understand of life, death, and spirit -- this adventure will resonate with every person searching for deeper meaning in life.