Tania Aebi was an unambitious eighteen-year-old barfly. Her father worried she was going nowhere fast. So he gave his daughter a choice: he would pay for a college education or set her up on a twenty-six-foot sloop in which she had to sail around the world alone. Aebi chose the open seas and for two years, she weathered storms and calms, conquered illness and her own worst fears. Now considered a modern classic, Maiden Voyage is a remarkable account of one girl's journey to the edge of the world and the brink of adulthood. Tania Aebi is a bestselling author who, in 1985, became the youngest woman to sail around the world alone. Her book, Maiden Voyage, has been published in eight countries.
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- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
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