Reviews

An entertaining, deceptively profound memoir. I love Sue’s book, a startling, swashbuckling sea adventure, and all the hilarious and terrifying details of that, combined with the very personal story of lost connections and deep love. It is a remarkable story — heroic and inspiring.

Miriam Toews, author of Women Talking

A thrilling adventure, a profound love story, and a testament of self-discovery that will make you cheer. It is not only an empowering memoir, but also a very fine book.

Barbara Kyle, author of The Traitor’s Daughter

The writing in this story is deft and seaworthy. Filled with equal measures of blue-water tension and parental worry, Ready to Come About is as much about family and letting go as it is about a courageous journey.

Adam Lindsay Honsinger, author of Somewhere North of Normal

Sue Williams has shown an inherent writing talent while conveying a wide range of emotion in a profoundly authentic manner. I totally loved it – found myself giggling out loud from time to time as well as getting rather teary once in a while. Ready to Come About emerges as a powerful metaphor and testament to believing in self, taking chances, experiencing relationships and choice; in short, it is a thesis on occupation and spirit. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to get lost in this compelling narrative prior to print.

Sue Baptiste, Professor Emerita, Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University

Ready to Come About is a beautifully written memoir about a midlife woman’s electrifying adventure. It is a reminder of how precarious – and glorious – life can be. And it is an inspiring portrayal of love, loyalty, and courage. We should all be so brave!

Cate Cochran, CBC radio producer and author