The First Rule of Swimming

The First Rule of Swimming

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Grand Central Pub
A woman must leave her island home to search for her missing sister-and confront the haunted history of her family.

Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war.

A haunting and sure-footed debut by an award-winning writer, The First Rule of Swimming explores the legacy of betrayal and loss in a place where beauty is fused inextricably with hardship, and where individuals are forced to make wrenching choices as they are swept up in the tides of history.

Baker & Taylor
Traveling to New York from her Croatian island home, Magdelena searches for her missing, free-spirited sister, Jadranka, and uncovers dark family secrets that span three generations in this new novel by the author of Stillness: And Other Stories.

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& Taylor

"Magdalena does not panic when she learns that her younger sister has disappeared. A free-spirit, Jadranka has always been prone to mysterious absences. But when weeks pass with no word, Magdalena leaves the isolated Croatian island where their family has always lived and sets off to New York to find her sister. Her search begins to unspool the dark history of their family, reaching back three generations to a country torn by war." --Amazon.
Traveling to New York from her Croatian island home, Magdelena searches for her missing, free-spirited sister, Jadranka, and uncovers dark family secrets that span three generations.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316217385
0316217387
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 25 cm

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rbarckhaus Jul 30, 2013

You can read my review of this book here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/630119731

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