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Swim to Me

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Publisher Comments:

Sometimes to be who you really are, you have

to pretend youre already who you want to be.

At two, Deloress mother dropped her into the shallow end of a lake, trusting instinct would teach her daughter to swim. From then on, the water is where Delores Walker feels most at home. Now, nearly seventeen, shes boarding a Greyhound bus leaving the Bronx for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, a tacky roadside attraction in the shadow of Walt Disneys new Florida phenomenon.

With a hundred silver dollars left behind by her runaway dad, Delores is chasing her dream of being a mermaid with a group of other aquatic hopefuls—girls just as awkward and uncertain out of water as they are beautiful and graceful in it. And in this make-believe world of sequined tails and amphibious fantasy, Delores will learn some very real lessons about growing up and surviving in a world where everyone sometimes feels like a fish out of water.

A heartfelt novel of coming-of-age no matter what age you are, populated with characters offbeat, outcast, and thoroughly lovable, Swim to Me is filled with the kind of wise magic thatll have you believing in the impossible before the final page.

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Synopsis:

It's a fresh start for Delores Walker as she arrives in Tampa to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs. Carter ("The Orange Blossom Special") conjures up a time in America when even mermaids from the Bronx were possible.

About the Author

Betsy Carter is the author of The Orange Blossom Special and her memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On, which was a national bestseller. She is a contributing editor for O, The Oprah Magazine and writes for Good Housekeeping and New York magazine, among others. Carter formerly served as an editor at Esquire, Newsweek, and Harpers Bazaar, and was the founding editor of New York Woman. She lives in New York City.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553591484
Publisher:
Bantam Discovery
Subject:
General
Author:
Carter, Betsy
Subject:
Mermaids
Subject:
Amusement parks
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Discovery
Publication Date:
20080826
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.86x4.20x.92 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , It's a fresh start for Delores Walker as she arrives in Tampa to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs. Carter ("The Orange Blossom Special") conjures up a time in America when even mermaids from the Bronx were possible.
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