Swimming In Sky

Author: Inman Majors
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"I sit down in Pel's dad's old recliner, recently claimed from the storage box, the divorce box, his mother keeps for all the furniture that won't fit in her apartment. We're all divorce kids, all suburban orphans of a sort. The stories are different and the same as we've fallen socially and economically down the food chain. But in a strange and sentimental homage to familial comfort, we've held on to that suburban love of the den, most casual of rooms, most comfortable. We've moved from rented den to rented den to rented den, with the same accoutrements, the same ragged couches, music posters, mismatched assortment of lamps and bookcases and end tables, the same beat-up coffee tables strewn with bottles and magazines and dope paraphernalia and remote control. The shut in, blinds down, stereo on, TV muted smell of dope. And the days I've spent in such a theatre, the years, watching the giggly houdini of passing time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Swimming In Your Brain

Author: Elle A. Simon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496915283
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A spiritual “seeker” is invited to peruse the contents of Swimming in Your Brain to discover a practical method for doing the work introduced in The Inner Guide Meditation, a Spiritual Technology for the 21st Century, by Edwin C. Steinbrecher (1930-2002). Make the most of life-changing opportunities from the Inner Guide Meditation when it is an integral part of your daily experience. Whether you already meditate or are looking for a dynamic and sustainable meditation ritual, this book can move you to a whole other level of organizing your meditation time for greater control of your life. Become an Initiate, and use this book to optimize your meditation and astrological transits. Take a spiritual journey into your Inner Plane on a consistent basis, and see beneficial results on the Outer Plane.

Swimming In Stone

Author: Patrick Moran
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312692987
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Set in Venice and Asia Minor, Swimming In Stone is the sequel to That Which Bends. It tells the tale of Dusty Rhodes after she and her lover, Bodie Bloom, have won forty million euros in the Italian Lottery, only to see Bodie die shortly afterwards. Heartbroken but rich beyond her wildest imaginings, Dusty embarks on a voyage of hope with Bodie’s estranged family in order to split Bodie’s portion of the winnings in accordance with his last wishes. In the end Dusty and Bodie’s family learn the truth that real fortune is measured not in the currency of exchange but in the currency of hope from which redemption may be wrung.

Swimming In The Moon

Author: Pamela Schoenewaldt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062202243
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A new historical novel from Pamela Schoenewaldt, the USA Today bestselling author of When We Were Strangers. Italy, 1905. Fourteen-year-old Lucia and her young mother, Teresa, are servants in a magnificent villa on the Bay of Naples, where Teresa soothes their unhappy mistress with song. But volatile tempers force them to flee, exchanging their warm, gilded cage for the cold winds off Lake Erie and Cleveland's restless immigrant quarters. With a voice as soaring and varied as her moods, Teresa transforms herself into the Naples Nightingale on the vaudeville circuit. Clever and hardworking, Lucia blossoms in school until her mother's demons return, fracturing Lucia's dreams. Yet Lucia is not alone in her struggle for a better life. All around her, friends and neighbors, new Americans, are demanding decent wages and working conditions. Lucia joins their battle, confronting risks and opportunities that will transform her and her world in ways she never imagined.

Swimming In The Sink

Author: Lynne Cox
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101947624
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Cox swam the English Channel at fifteen, and was the first to swim off Antarctica in 32-degree water without a wetsuit. But this story starts at a laboratory at the University of London, with Cox hooked up to thermocouples and probes, with three scientists trying to make sense of her extraordinary human capabilities. The test results paved the way for new medical and life-saving practices. When Cox was later diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), she was in fear of living out a lesser life as an invalid. Here, Cox writes of her full surrender to her increasing physical frailty, to her illness, her treatment, her slow pull toward recovery.

Swimming In The Volcano

Author: Bob Shacochis
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802199313
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Set on the fictional Caribbean island of St. Catherine, an American expatriate becomes unwittingly embroiled in an internecine war between rival factions of the government. Into this potentially explosive scene enters a woman once loved and lost, but who remains a powerful temptation-one that proves impossible to resist. In the opening pages of Shacochis's first novel, Mitchell Wilson, an American who works for the Ministry of Agriculture on the Caribbean island of St. Catherine, is heading downhill. His lost love, Joanna, has decided to drop into his life again, and he's on his way to the airport to meet her, riding in a dilapidated car whose brakes--dependent on coconut oil for braking fluid--have failed. Wilson's harrowing ride is a perfect metaphor for life on St. Catherine's, an island both beautiful and corrupt, and for the turn his own life is about to take. Joanna may have come to St. Catherine simply to escape trouble, but Wilson still bristles when a government official tells him to stay clear of her. He should have listened. There's a mystery to crack at the heart of this richly detailed novel, but in fact Shacochis offers a chilling evocation of the misunderstandings that arise between feckless Americans and struggling islanders for whom St. Catherine's is no paradise. At once an enchanting love story and a superbly sophisticated political novel about the fruits of imperialism in the twentieth century, Swimming in the Volcano is as brutally seductive a novel as the world it evokes.

Swimming Lessons

Author: Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 1426814755
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The cycle of life of the turtles of the Isle of Palms has special meaning for the turtle ladies who watch over them. Every season brings new life and new challenges as the turtles make their way back to the ocean. Turtle lady Toy Sooner has faced her share of challenges. The single mother left an abusive relationship to raise her young daughter. She's found meaning working at the aquarium, but she's not sure she's ready for the challenge of starting a new turtle hospital…or a new relationship with her boss, Ethan. As the summer progresses and the turtles take their steps toward healing and freedom, Toy must find her own strength to face her fear and move courageously toward the future.

Swimming In The Monsoon Sea

Author: Shyam Selvadurai
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1551997207
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Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text) The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life “before,” when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith’s holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school’s production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed. Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor, and compassion.