Synopses & Reviews
An early-morning workout becomes an enchanting adventure when a record-holding swimmer reunites a baby whale and its mother. An inspiring, irresistible story for all ages, from the beloved author of Swimming to Antarctica
It's five o'clock in the morning and still dark. Swimming outside the wave break off the Catalina coast, training for her next long-distance swim (she has already crossed the English Channel twice), 17-year-old Lynne Cox senses that something is following her. She worries that it might be a great white shark.
Instead, it's a baby gray whale, separated from its mother on their journey to the Bering Sea 8,000 miles away. Lynne needs to leave the water to rest, but she knows that if she does, the calf will follow her onto shore and die. To save its life, she must reunite mother and calf in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
Miracles happen now and then. Sometimes we recognize them when they occur; sometimes it takes years of experience to understand. Looking back on that chilly morning, a beloved author and inspirational speaker shares her personal story of love, hope, loss, and faith.
Grayson is moving and thrilling in its simple language as Cox laments the inadequacy of words to express profound feelings but demonstrates the exhilaration of the effort. Booklist
"A celebration of the natural world in all its glory, and the deep and lasting effect it can have on us humans if only we pause to notice."
--John Grogan John Grogan
An inspirational, almost spiritual read.
"An inspirational, almost spiritual read."
About the Author
LYNNE COX is a world-record-holding swimmer and bestselling author. She was named the Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in 1975, inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000, and honored with a lifetime achievement award from U.C. Santa Barbara. She has been featured on 60 Minutes and The Discovery Channel and lectures around the world. Her writings have appeared in The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among others. She lives in California.