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The author of the book: Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
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Edition: Brilliance Audio
Date of issue: April 7th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781480568303
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At a time when nothing seems real, it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus.
When her beloved husband, Jackson, disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn’t the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way.
Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson’s disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He’s mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone.
As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world—to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers.
As her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step.
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Read information about the authorAbout THE ART OF FLOATING:
"Blending radiant language and a dreamlike journey through sorrow and healing, this is one to
recommend to fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Eowyn Ivey."~Booklist
"Tender, profound, and hilariously heartbreaking. A gorgeously magical story that will have you saying 'my favorite!' and then sharing it with everyone you know." ~Hank Phillippi Ryan (Agatha, Anthony, Macavity & Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author)
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe is the author of the novels THE ART OF FLOATING (Berkley Books/Penguin, April 2014) and THIRSTY (Swallow Press, 2009). Her short stories, articles, and essays have been published in Poets & Writers Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, The Baltimore Review, The Christian Science Monitor, Oriental Outlook Weekly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, HYPERtext, Bluestem, and other publications.
In addition, Kristin writes about writing, life, creativity, China, and whatnot at her blog Writerhead. In late 2010, after nearly five years as an expat in Shanghai, China, she repatriated to the United States and is hunkered down in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Visit her website for more information.
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