In `Before the Wind he captures the essence of it all.A story of family, fortune and change that critics have justly compared to Ken Keseys classic `Sometimes a Great Notion.After being pressured by her overprotective mother, Maria, Brooke drags Traci to a local speed dating event.As they journey into this unconventional method of dating, they discover it's all that great.So, they take solace by drinking more and more wine with each weirdo they encounter.One guy announces right away that he doesn't want to date and is only doing this because his mother says she'll throw this middle-aged man out of her basement if he doesn't go!
However, the characters that show up are even worse than the women could have imagined.It is home to the oldest student government in Canada, the Literary and Athletic Society.Shortly after taking power in the first responsible government of the Province of Canada, Reformist politicians led by Robert Baldwin wrested control of King's College from the Church of England in 1849 and renamed it the University of Toronto.It's also about sailing, online dating and Albert Einstein. Before the Wind cant help but leave you enthralled, inspired and thirsty for more.Set in Seattle, Victoria and Olympia, much of the novel unfolds on the water in this entertaining two-decade odyssey of the Johannssen family. The Huffington Post A breathtaking, emotionally satisfying and genuinely surprising piece of work. Lynch writes powerfully and naturalistically, plunging the reader into an alien world, all the while concealing, like the best of magicians, what is really going on. The Toronto Star "An affectionate and very funny tribute to the gentle madness of sailing diehards." - The Wall Street Journal "A brilliantly crafted family story ...Baldwin resigned as premier in 1851, leaving his successor, Francis Hincks, to find another way to persuade the denominational colleges.