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The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel - Courtney Angela Brkic
The First Rule of Swimming: A Novel
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316217361 (0316217360)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Punk's House of Books
Punk's House of Books rated it
My Rating – 3 ¾ StarsMagdalena has lived in the Croatian island of Rosamarina her whole life, except for one year as a child and when she went to university. Her father died when she was a child and her mother, left her with her grandparents on the island. She’s very quiet and reserved and has no de...
A Book Addict's Musings by Readinghearts
A Book Addict's Musings by Readinghearts rated it
[b:The First Rule of Swimming|15790880|The First Rule of Swimming|Courtney Angela Brkic|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352225480s/15790880.jpg|21512435] is the debut novel by author [a:Courtney Angela Brkic|142275|Courtney Angela Brkic|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1365356278p2/142275.jpg]. The ti...
ellaminnowpea rated it
This book reminded me of the "women's fiction" version of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena set in the Balkans instead of Chechnya. Both look at the role that twentieth century ethnopolitical warfare plays in the lives and relationships of civilians. Though the events of the books are very differen...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1c3okUNMy opinion: Loved this debut novel, particularly the sections written set in Croatia. There were almost poetic attributes to those sections. I thought that this was lost in the parts of the story written that were set in the US. Still a great debut novel. I ...
A Girl With a Story
A Girl With a Story rated it
The First Rule of Swimming focuses on the relationship between sisters, Magdalena and Jadranka. Magdalena is close with her family and feels tied to their Croatian island home. Jadranka, on the other hand, has a wild spirit and flees from the restraints her home life has placed on her. When Jadranka...
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