Sailing an Alien Sea (Paperback)
Cindy Gold's novel about two tough girls growing up in New Mexico is sometimes scathingly funny, sometimes poignant, but always honest. Santa Fe is no place for a girl like Sylvie, a thirteen-year-old tomboy, introspective loner, and Kokopelli hater. When she meets Nola, an older girl with an unusual and very visible disability, Sylvie discovers it's impossible to stay in the shadows when her best friend draws stares wherever she goes. Each has made her own battle plan for thriving in the harsh environs of Santa Fe in the Sixties, with some plans decidedly more successful than others. Forget what you think you know about friendship, outsiders, sisterhood and The Land of Enchantment. Let Sylvie and Nola be your guides down Santa Fe's famously convoluted streets.
About the Author
Cindy Gold grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and now resides in Boulder, Colorado, the only town in the U.S. that can compete with Santa Fe in per capita Subaru station wagons and dogs with neckerchiefs. She won a Solas award in the Travelers' Tales 2009 annual competition for travel writing. The story, Waitomo Caves-Wonderland or WeirdoLand, is a humorous account of a black water rafting trip in New Zealand, and can be downloaded to The Kindle from amazon.com. This is her first novel.