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A Pearl in the Storm How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061718874
ISBN-13: 9780061718878
Sku: 211424521
Publish Date: 4/6/2010
Pages:  292
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Documents the authors efforts to become the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, describing her battles against storms that nearly killed her, the love affair that inspired her subsequent achievements, and how she learned to embrace her humanity. *Author: Mcclure, Tori Murden *Subtitle: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean *Publication Date: 2010/04/06 *Number of Pages: 292 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25
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"In the end, I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart, but in the beginning, I wasn't aware that it was missing."

In June 1998, Tori McClure began rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. Within days she lost all communication with shore but decided to forge ahead -- not knowing that 1998 would turn out to be the worst hurricane season on record in the North Atlantic. When she was nearly killed by a series of violent storms, Tori was forced to signal for help and head home in what felt like disgrace. But then her life changed in unexpected ways. She was hired by Muhammad Ali, who told her she did not want to be known as the woman who "almost" rowed across the Atlantic. And at thirty-five, Tori fell in love.

A Pearl in the Storm is Tori's thrilling true story of high adventure -- and of her personal quest to discover that embracing her own humanity was more important than superhuman feats.

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In 1998, Toni McClure was in need of some inner peace, so she decided to take an idyllic trip in her rowboat--across the Atlantic Ocean. Sadly, McClure embarked on her quest for enduring fame as an endurance rower during what turned out to be the worst hurricane season in the history of the North Atlantic. After having to call in a request to be rescued, she felt like a failure, but a pair of men quickly upended that perspective. She fell in love and learned that it often helps to have a partner to battle life's storms, and she went to work for Muhammad Ali, who taught her never to surrender to her doubts. With renewed spirit, she set out once again to conquer an ocean, with similar results, but a very different outcome.

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"No question about it: A PEARL IN THE STORM is a rip-roaring adventure tale. But woven into its fabric, in alternating chunks of narrative, is another story: the author's effort to understand her life on land..." - Suki Casanave 04/29/2009

"Nearly ten years after the conclusion of her groundbreaking journey, McClure offers her reflections in contemplative, honest language, revealing her meaningful road to self-discovery." (starred review) 03/15/2009

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