The Girls at 17 Swann Street

A Novel
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Product Number: Z100139384
Released: Feb 05, 2019
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ISBN: #9781250314185
Narrator/s: Saskia Maarleveld
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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**A People Pick for Best New Books** Yara Zgheib's poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman's struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound. Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears - imperfection, failure, loneliness - she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day. Every bite causes anxiety. Every flavor induces guilt. And every step Anna takes toward recovery will require strength, endurance, and the support of the girls at 17 Swann Street. Praise for The Girls at 17 Swann Street: "A singular celebration of the lifesaving power of community and small gestures."-New York Times Book Review "Powerful and poetic...Zgheib's lyrical, dreamlike style...will resonate with fans of Wally Lamb's and Anne Tyler's novels and Augusten Burrough's memoirs."-Booklist "Heartbreaking and beautiful...a brave book, stark in its realism, yet tempered by its lyrical prose."-Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter

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Author(s): Yara Zgheib
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2019

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Author(s): Yara Zgheib
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Released: Feb 05, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Author(s): Yara Zgheib
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