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Drawn to the Rhythm: A Passionate Life Reclaimed

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Sara Hall's life seemed perfect: a wealthy husband, a big house in an affluent suburb, three healthy children. But the surface of Hall's life hid a marriage filled with sorrow and pain. One day, at age forty-two, Hall sees a lone figure rowing in the harbor, and that image becomes her holy grail.

In this richly layered memoir, the author tells how her determination to maste
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 17th 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 18th 2002)
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I don't often give a book five stars, but on my bookshelf at home, three feet of space are devoted to women's memoirs of solo achievement, and Sara Hall's "Drawn to the Rhythm" is the best.
I've thought so since I first read it in 2002, and having just re-read it, I still think so. This is partly a testament to the power and skill of her writing. The surface is as beautiful as still waters at dawn, lyrical, poetic; underneath, deep waters await. It is also a sign of the enduring relevance of her
Susan Gabriel
I loved this book. I thought it was very well-written and I admired the courage of the author to put her truth on the page. My only frustration in reading the book was wishing that she had removed herself from the abusive husband sooner.

Unlike many memoirs where I come away disappointed that the author has lived a harrowing life and has very little insight into what got them there in the first place, Sara Hall has examined her part in the drama and has come away, in my opinion, both humble and
Peggy Long-thibault
Awesome story of strength and courage with some great sculling adventures!
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Oct 25, 2012 Thing Two rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Thing Two by: Susan Gabriel
I'm just not in the mood to read about spouses complaining about what their partners won't "let" them do. Instead of writing a book about it, go get some therapy! Learn how to set boundaries. Teach those children you're raising how to have healthy relationships, or they'll mimic yours.

Ugh. Next book ...
Powerful true account of one woman's strength and courage to reclaim her self, her confidence, her life.
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