Cruising Paradise by Sam Shepard
No, not a sailing book at all. It's about solitude and loss, growing up in the southwest, Mexico and show business.
Dillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Short Stories by John Sayles
Wonderful short stories by the movie director John Sayles, the recurring theme is care and concern for others.
Jesus Out to Sea: Stories by James Lee Burke
I've been a big-time fan of Burke for years. Stories from the gulf coast about coming of age, failure and faith.
Easy in the Islands by Bob Shacochis
Ok, this one has to do with water. Stories about paradise, lost or otherwise. Tales of the Caribbean and even the mid-Atlantic. When I read "Dead Reckoning" I had never heard of Ocean View or Old Dominion. Now I live near those places.
Now I need to find a book or two for this trip. Any suggestions?