About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: The Captain's Wife: A Novel
Publisher: U.S.A.: Dutton Adult
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
About this title
Mary's story begins in July 1856 in the heyday of the great clipper ships. Her husband, Captain Joshua Patten, is hired to navigate Neptune's Car on a treacherous voyage from New York to San Francisco-in record time.
The trip is marked by dark signs early on. The first mate shows traces of treason that soon erupt into a plot of mutiny. Upon reaching the equator, the captain falls ill. With no other choice, Mary takes command of the ship. Her command reigns throughout not only the most treacherous passage, Cape Horn, but during the most devastating weather in years. Having learned to navigate on a previous voyage with her husband, she now must utilize all her skills as she demands respect from an unstable crew, nurses her husband day and night, keeps the mutinous first mate at bay, and finds as she becomes a captain, she will also become a mother.
Doug Kelley has crafted a brilliant novel that uses the little-known facts about Mary Patten's life to tell a gripping tale of deception, danger, and treachery on the high seas. In a world of discovery, when adventurous sea captains ruled the seas, Mary Patten became much more than a captain's wife.
A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Douglas Kelley now makes his home just across the Oklahoma state line. The Captain's Wife is his first novel.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Credit cards not accepted at this time. Shipping at $4.50 for first book, $1 thereafter. International shipping at cost. Satisfaction guaranteed. Reserve for 7 days, return in 7 days.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
accepted by seller
Money Order Cash