An entertaining, deceptively profound memoir. I love Sue?s book, a startling, swashbuckling sea adventure, and all the hilarious and terrifying details of that, combined with the very personal story of lost connections and deep love. It is
a remarkable story ? heroic and inspiring.
– Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking
A thrilling adventure, a profound love story, and a testament of self-discovery that will make you cheer. It is not only an empowering memoir, but also a very fine book.
– Barbara Kyle, author of The Traitor’s Daughter
The writing in this story is deft and seaworthy. Filled with equal measures of blue-water tension and parental worry, Ready to Come About is as much about family and letting go as it is about a courageous journey.
– Adam Lindsay Honsinger, author of Somewhere North of Normal
Sue Williams has shown an inherent writing talent while conveying a wide range of emotion in a profoundly authentic manner. I totally loved it – found myself giggling out loud from time to time as well as getting rather teary once in a while. Ready to Come About emerges as a powerful metaphor and testament to believing in self, taking chances, experiencing relationships and choice; in short, it is a thesis on occupation and spirit. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to get lost in this compelling narrative prior to print.
– Sue Baptiste, Professor Emerita, Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University
Ready to Come About is a beautifully written memoir about a midlife woman?s electrifying adventure. It is a reminder of how precarious ? and glorious ? life can be. And it is an inspiring portrayal of love, loyalty, and courage. We should all be so brave!
– Cate Cochran, CBC radio producer and author
In the wake of a perfect storm of personal events, a woman sets sail on an improbable journey across the North Atlantic with her husband. In this debut midlife memoir, life and liberty come into focus through an unexpected high-seas adventure.
– The Globe and Mail
?A great page turner and a MUST read for any woman …. This isn?t to say that men won?t find the book interesting and enjoyable, as they certainly will!?
– Katherine Stone, Canadian Yachting