This diverse and captivating anthology presents twenty-seven stories, essays, and poems by some of today's most prominent authors, including Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard, E. Annie Proulx, Peter Matthiessen, Tim Cahill, Barbara Lloyd, Geoffrey Wolff, and Rick Bass. From icebreakers on Lake Michigan to the twelve-meter yachts of America's Cup, Boats: An Anthology covers a wide geographical and emotional spectrum and will appeal equally to boating aficionados, lovers of contemporary literature, and anyone who has ever enjoyed an afternoon on the water. "Write your name all over the endpapers first. This anthology is a definite keeper." - San Francisco Tribune; "Here is a beautifully written book to be appreciated by old salts and landlubbers alike. There are many moods and feelings here, conveying to the reader humor, terror, calm, joy, beauty - all the seductions of the sea." - Parade.