The Plover by Brian Doyle. The book is being released by Thomas Dunne Books on April 8, 2014.
Amazon says this about the book: A compelling, marvelous novel by Brian Doyle, the acclaimed author of Mink River
Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat, the Plover, to escape the life that’s so troubled him on land. He sets course west into the Pacific in search of solitude. Instead, he finds a crew, each in search of something themselves, and what at first seems a lonely sea voyage becomes a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life’s surprising paths, planned and unplanned.