Sara J. Henry Learns to Swim
Sara J. Henry is the author of the novel Learning to Swim, what Daniel Woodrell describes as “an auspicious debut” and Jamie Ford calls “a mesmerizing confluence of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, with undercurrents of deep personal drama.” Sara started her writing career as a sports editor in the Adirondacks, like her main character. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, was an editor at Rodale Books and an editor at Womens Sports & Fitness magazine, and attended Squaw Valley Writers Conference. She has edited many nonfiction books, worked as a correspondence writing school instructor, written for numerous magazines, and written and cowritten several nonfiction books. She’s from Tennessee and now lives on a dirt road in southern Vermont with at least one too many dogs.
Sara J. Henry - Learning to Swim
While on the deck of the Lake Champlain ferry bound for Vermont, a woman sees a small boy tumble over the side of the ferry going the opposite direction and dives after him without thinking. When she gets the child to shore she discovers he speaks only French—and that no one seems to be looking for him. Her determination to find out what happened to him takes her from her quiet life in a small Adirondack town to the city of Ottawa in Canada and then back over the border to Burlington, Vermont. Learning to Swim blends a gripping kidnapping plot with the character study of a woman forced by extreme circumstances—and her unexpected attachment to a small child—to evaluate everything she thought to be true about herself. The novel is the first in a series, with the second due out in 2012.
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