Even in unremarkable stories, we are remarkable. Julian Monroe-the fourth of three children-learns the art of navigation on Lake Michigan, perfecting her trade aboard a Navy cruiser. But when she settles down, ferrying passengers between Maine and Nova Scotia, she questions her purpose, her life-navigational skills. The ability to chart a course and then steer is intrinsic-we have it or we do not. But sometimes the richest destinations are those mapped by the wandering or by the lost.