LEARNING TO SWIM
LEARNING TO SWIM (2011)
While on the deck of a Lake Champlain ferry bound for Vermont, a young woman sees a small boy tumbling from the side of a ferry going the opposite direction and without thinking, leaps in after him. After she rescues the child, she finds that no one is looking for him, and feels compelled to find out why he was abandoned.
"A great cross between du Maurier’s Rebecca and your favorite Harlan Coben thriller." - Scott Montgomery, BookPeople
"A single woman dives headlong from a ferry into Lake Champlain to rescue a child, and then must figure out what to do with him. Compulsively readable, this is all about what we do for love." - Hallie Ephron, Boston Globe
Won Anthony Award for best first novel, Agatha Award for best first novel, and Mary Higgins Clark Award; nominated for Barry and Macavity. Was a Target pick. Available in large print and in recorded versions. Published in Germany by dtv as Ein Herzschlag bis zum Tod (in trade and mass market paperback editions) and in Italy by Giunti as Tutto quello che facciamo per amore.
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