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Jan 05, 2010
| ISBN 9780425232101
Feb 19, 2009
| ISBN 9781101016176
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Jan 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780425232101
Feb 19, 2009 | ISBN 9781101016176
An international bestseller. A remarkable true story of one woman’s courage. In 1993, Judith and Michael Sleavin and their two children set out to sail around the world. Three years into their incredible journey, a nearby freighter altered its course by a mere ten degrees-and everything changed… After forty-four hours in the icy water clinging to an overturned dinghy, her back broken and paralyzed below the waist, Judith miraculously survived, winding up in a small community on the New Zealand coast. Gripping, unbelievable yet true, Judith’s story of courage, survival, and retribution is alternately heartrending and uplifting. It’s also a story of unbreakable bonds, of shattering loss, and of one woman reborn through the strength of friendship and the profound love of strangers who became family.
Hester Rumberg was an oral/maxillofacial radiologist and an experienced offshore sailor. Along with Judith Sleavin, she established the Sleavin Family Foundation to promote maritime safety. Her book Ten Degrees of Reckoning stands as a tribute to the Sleavin family.
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