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Swimming Home: A Novel

May 15, 2020|
Swimming Home: A Novel by Mary-rose Maccoll
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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.
Mary-Rose MacColl is the author of five novels, a nonfiction book, short stories, feature journalism and essays. Her first novel, No Safe Place, was a runner-up for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award, and her first non-fiction book, The Birth Wars, was a finalist in the 2009 Walkley awards for journalism. Her novel In Falling Sno...
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Title:Swimming Home: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 8.01 X 5.26 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 8.01 X 5.26 X 0.88 in
Published:May 15, 2020
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143129967
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