Friday, October 11, 2013

Windjamming to China earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Imagine visiting with your grandfather as he shares the most incredible tales of voyaging at sea aboard the Vigilant, a wind-driven vessel.  Well you need not imagine.  You can live vicariously through Gustav Tjgaard as he shares his memoirs of a time long since forgotten by most in Windjamming to China.  As one reads Tjgaard's gripping memoir it seems you can nearly hear his audible voice as it resonates from the pages of this gripping  autobiographical novel.   His memories of sailing the North Pacific in the 1930s are interspersed with commentary on various details within the story as they emerge within a beautifully penned narrative.  Drifting from regaling his personal experiences as a young sailor, to knot tying, to his thoughts on chess and women and then back again, the author skillfully weaves a tale that is both fascinating and enlightening.  To read Windjamming to China is to catch a glimpse into the mind of a man whose thoughts are rich in memories, steeped in history and intertwined with wisdom and experience.

Windjamming to China comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

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