Following the Curve of Time

By Cathy Converse

A Canadian Best Seller List book. Shortlisted for the BC Book Prize Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, which honored Following the Curve of Time as one the top five books published in British Columbia for 2009.


Who was this skipper, this mother, this writer? These are the questions that motivated Cathy Converse to re-trace the route of famous pacific seafarer M. Wylie "Capi" Blanchet, and write this biography in the process. Widowed in 1926, Blanchet cruised the coast with her five children and their dog in a 25-foot boat that had been rescued from the seafloor. The Curve of Time, her resulting book, remains a bestseller and a classic in the annals of nautical literature, but little is known about the rest of Blanchet's life. Converse offers insiders' recollections of this enigmatic woman, along with updated information about the villages, inlets and islands described in Curve, making Following the Curve of Time essential reading for anyone who has ever been captivated by the West Coast or Capi herself.

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TouchWood Editions
978-1-894898-68-3 / 1-894898-68-0
5.5" x 7.5" 192 pages
Hardcover: sepia and black and white photos throughout

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