Barbara Busenbark will sign copies of ‘Uncharted’ at Toadstool



Published: 06-19-2024 12:01 PM

Barbara Busenbark will read from and sign copies of her memoir, “Uncharted: A Widow’s Journey Back to Life and Love on the Intracoastal Waterway,” at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m.

“Uncharted” is the story of a woman suddenly widowed after 30 years of marriage and her struggles to make sense of the unexpected loss. Determined to build a new life, her transition begins with moving from Peterborough to the seacoast, where she takes on the challenge of renovating a house and opening an art gallery to support herself. Realizing living alone, with just a little dog, is not for her she begins online dating. The process yields mixed results until she meets Tim, an avid sailor.

Sailing adventures with Tim become part of their developing relationship. Once engaged to be married, they plan  boating trip from Maine to Florida. Bad weather and unexpected tribulations plague their journey, but love and laughter keep them going.

Busenbark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Keene State College and worked in publishing for 20 years as a photographer and graphic designer. She is an active member of the Florida Writers Association. She lived in New Hampshire for over 30 years but escaped the winters by moving to Florida with her husband in 2017. For information, go to

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