The Water in Between Reviews
"In the end, the book doesn't create fully satisfying secondary characters nor a resounding conclusion-but those are relatively small criticisms given the insight, authenticity and courage of Patterson's good work." - PW.
"Patterson delves deeply into the personality of the sailor and includes quotes from countless sailing and travel books. A good purchase for public libraries." - Library Journal.
"Sometimes deadly .... are his long paraphrases of and quotations from works by other seafarers like Bruce Chatwin and Joshua Slocum.Pattersons voice is fresh, witty, and intelligentand he could get by with a little less help from his friends.
"The Water In Between is a terrific literary travel story." - Toronto Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year.
"The Water In Between is well deserving of a place alongside Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard, and Paul Theroux's The Happy Isles of Oceania, other much-loved voyages of loss, escape, and discovery." - Quill and Quire (Toronto).
"[A] delightful, finely written and, in the end, wise book." - New York Times.
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