Pirate Girl Falls through Beaver Dam

Pirate Girl Falls through Beaver Dam : A Memoir of Adventurous Lessons in Earth School

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In 1968, why did a gently raised southern girl quit collage, run away to sea, and join a scurvy crew of pirates, searching for sunken treasure and running contraband? Why did she allow the first mate to tie her in the crow's-nest during a fierce tropical storm? Why did she flee the Bahamas in the cover of night, fall through a beaver dam during a Rocky Mountain blizzard, and hide out in a Colorado wilderness cave with her good dog, Rocky Raccoon?

Wren Godfrey Chapman told herself it was to escape the tragedy of the war in Vietnam and her failed engagement to the love of her young life. But then again, maybe it was to assuage her rebellious case of wanderlust.

With a strong female voice and sense of place in the Carolinas, Florida, Colorado, and the Bahamas, Pirate Girl describes a lifelong process of discovery through the adventurous lessons of Earth School.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 372g
  • English
  • 1925965724
  • 9781925965728

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"Pirate Girl Falls through Beaver Dam is an engaging, compelling tale of true adventures, a woman's odyssey as she escapes the confines of a southern upbringing, a near marriage, a broken heart, and the life of adventure she set out upon to reset her personal compass. This story begs for the silver screen, and I hope one day to see it." Richard Folsom, author of Indian Wood, The Pareto Spread, and The Project

"A treasure trove of intrepid adventures and daring escapades await readers of this freebooten' memoir. Open this book at your own peril. You may not sleep for nights." E.T. Baysden, author of Willow Point & Hark the Sound of Clinking Glasses

"Written by plucky Pirate Girl, madcap misadventures and bold exploits in the wilds of North America run amok in this non-stop memoir about her lessons in Earth School." Corabel Shofner, author of Almost Paradise

"For me? Well, it was the 70's when I first met Wren, and she welcomed me into a world I did not know I was seeking. Draw near and lean in because Pirate Girl is telling her story--a memoir of real life adventures by an uncaged woman of undaunted conviction, courage, and storytelling talents." Frances Hairfield, Artist
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