Williwaw Winds

Book One

by Sally Bair



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/9/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781458202703

About the Book

Williwaw Winds is a tale of disaster at sea inspired by the author’s son’s true story. Jake Bergren, only 16, has a bad attitude as he begins his first-ever crab fishing trip in Alaskan waters. He’s angry:
•    toward his dad for caring more about his sister than about him
•    toward Freddy, the crewman who forever taunts and teases him
•    toward himself for running away from brotherly responsibilities at home
•    toward God for allowing his sister to suffer after her accident

When violent winds threaten their fishing boat, Jake’s priorities suddenly change. Is he strong enough to help the crew save their boat? Is he brave enough to jump into their tiny life raft? Will they survive the 100-knot winds? Did the Coast Guard hear their May Day call? Will he ever see his family again?

“An inspiring tale. Keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch a boy come of age.”
--Boyd Sutton, Former Editor, The Wisconsin Writers’ Journal

“By itself, the … tale is a sea story worthy of Jack London, but like ‘The Sea Wolf,’ there is much more here than a yarn of misadventure … there is a depth of spirituality in her writing that isn’t heavy-handed or preachy, but serves as a reminder of the grace of God in extremis … If there is any failing in Bair’s tale, it is that it is far too short a time to spend in Jake Bergren’s world.”
--Rick Olivo, Reporter, The Daily Press, Ashland, Wis.

About the Author

Sally Bair’s novel is a metaphor about facing life’s adversities. The author has won awards for her writing. She writes a devotional column for several print and digital newspapers, children’s tales, and inspirational life stories from her rural home near Lake Superior. She is a popular speaker and workshop leader.