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What a delightful road trip – except the ride is on a narrowboat on British canals for four months.  Two middle-aged women desperate to ditch their mundane life situations, as luck would have it, cross paths briefly with an older woman who lives on the canals.  They trade homes and the slowed time and shared struggle give each the courage to make life-changing choices.  .  A breath of fresh air during our pandemic, claustrophobic, confined-in-our-homes times.  Excellent read.

“Lovely…Another heartening story about the possibility of striking out in a new direction at any age. It is also a soothing read, especially welcome in these anxious times.” ―Christian Science Monitor

A touching, hopeful story about figuring out what matters and mustering the courage to make necessary changes.” ―NPR

“Fans of Jane Smiley and Hannah Mary McKinnon will enjoy Youngson’s immersive, lyrical account of the women’s narrowboat summer, especially the colorful characters they meet along their journey.” Booklist

“Youngson, a heartfelt storyteller, takes readers on a charming excursion that provides a comforting, tender escape.” Shelf Awareness

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