From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. In 1925,a young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel–a chance to make history. London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her hometo strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swimas she’s done since she was a child. But noworphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in LondonCatherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisaa London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for womenholds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an educationjust as she herself did. Catherine is rebelliousand Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finallyLouisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.
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