Sign of the Times

A wonderful write-up in the New York Times Sunday Book Review  (Oct. 13, 2013):  


[R]emarkable for its delicate use of language (a female cat is “a petite thief in the dark night”) and for its watertight descriptions of seafaring.  The story is engrossing and unpredictable, with likable heroes and charming accomplices.

Read the whole thing here, it really captures the heart of the story!