Red Sky in Mourning

by Tami Ashcraft

Paperback, 1998

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Bright Works Pub (1998), Edition: 1, 240 pages


"Red Sky in Mourning" is the true story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft's 41-day journey to safety through a killer hurricane at sea, which she survived through fortitude and sheer strength of character. Interspersed with flashbacks to her romance with her doomed fiance Richard who was onboard with her, this survival story offers a triumphant, life-affirming ending.

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LibraryThing member martyb
This is as much a love story as a sailing story. Tami, the protagonist, loses her British fiancee at sea while delivering a boat from Tahiti to San Diego. She then has to survive by jury rigging a mast and setting course for the Hawaai. I found the sailing parts of the story the most interesting by far and would have welcomed more detail, more story on the sailing. What was also of great interest is the running conversation Tami plays in her head to keep her emotionally stable during the 41 days she is at sea alone. Ultimately, this is not so much either a sailing yarn or a love story, but the narrative of a young woman's coming of age through the self reliance necesitated and learned because of a tragedy at sea.… (more)




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