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Swimming with Jonah

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Swimming with Jonah

Jane Guy, the awkward, insecure daughter of a world-renowned physician and a beautiful ballerina, has come to a tiny Indonesian island to attend Queen's Medical School--an institution that will accept, for an exorbitant fee, any American child of privilege despite his or her previous academic history. Surrounded by jungle and water, Jane is immediately

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Harper Perennial (first published March 1st 1999)
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Julie
Schulman seems to like writing about people who don't fit in for various reasons. Unfortunately I just couldn't identify with the main character--she remained annoying throughout. Schulman is an excellent writer though.
Kip
Another brilliant book by Audrey Schulman. Best representation of losing weight I've ever read, and love her ability to look at the creepy and not flinch.
Ann
Kind of a strange story. Had to skim a lot - too many graphic details of the central character's work with a cadaver in medical school.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Swimming with a shark at medical school in Indonesia
Sherry
troubling but thought provoking.
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Audrey Schulman is the author of three previous novels: Swimming With Jonah, The Cage, and A House Named Brazil. Her work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Montreal, Schulman now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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