Swimming Home

A Novel
Product Number: EB00690460
Released: Jun 20, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101993507
Publisher: Penguin Books
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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. In 1925, a young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel-a chance to make history. London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she's done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.

Author(s): Mary-Rose MacColl
Original Publish Date: Jun 20, 2017

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Author(s): Mary-Rose MacColl
Narrator(s): Saskia Maarleveld
Product Number Z100121254
Released: Jun 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781524778606

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