This reading group guide for Rowing the Atlantic includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Roz Savage. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
In Rowing the Atlantic
, Roz Savage gives us an intimate look at life alone on the open ocean in a tiny rowboat. We follow this nervous first-time adventurer as her watermaker malfunctions, when she dreams of feasts instead of another freeze-dried meal, when her gloves wear through, when her headlamp is the only light on a pitch black night ocean and when her communications system fails. She flashes back to key moments from her old life to explain what led to her transformation from office worker to ocean rower. The reader is there as, stroke by stroke, she discovers there is much more to life than a fancy sports car and a power-suit job. and ultimately rows her way to the kind of happiness we all hope to find. Discussion Questions
- The Atlantic Rowing Race is known as “The World’s Toughest Rowing Race” and many attempts to complete it have failed due to weather, personal injury and capsizes. Roz admits that the reward for the winner of the Atlantic Rowing Race is “a