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Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry
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Feb 13, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 12 to 13, 2012

A million thanks to Rachael Herron of for her recommendation of this book, which was an engrossing story about a woman who sees a young child fall off the back of a passing ferry boat and jumps off her own ferry to rescue him. In saving the 6-year-old boy’s life, Troy finds her own life enriched, enlivened and ultimately endangered. The final confrontation takes us back nearly full circle, as Troy struggles to save her own life. The reader is right there with Troy throughout, as the story is told in the first person. In the wrap-up of the details, however, the story gets less immediate, as Troy is in the hospital and relies on others to relay some of the backstory and also the police actions that occur while she is healing. This sort of conclusion is more realistic than you find in many novels (and TV shows/movies), wherein the protagonist just happens to be present for every phase of the action and for the confessions of the bad guys that fill in the backstory. Still, the novel is a good, fast read and I recommend it highly.

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