Swim to Me

Swim to Me

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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"Sure to be popular with a wide range of readers. . . .Carter's story has a sweetness that is never saccharine, buoyed along by believable characters. . . .Appealing and entertaining."?--Library Journal
It's a fresh start for Delores Walker when she boards a Greyhound bus bound for Florida. Leaving the Bronx far behind, she's headed for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, frayed roadside attraction in danger of becoming obsolete with the opening of Walt Disney's latest creation, only miles up the road. Always more suited for a life underwater, Delores joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in this City of Live Mermaids, where she discovers a world of sequined tails and amphibious theme shows that even Disney couldn't dream up. It's in this fantastic place of make-believe and reinvention that Delores Walker becomes Delores Taurus, Florida's most unlikely celebrity. Bringing together an eccentric assortment of outcasts, poseurs, and underdogs, this wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible, especially in the Sunshine State. A story of family, chasing dreams and finding your way, Swim To Me will have you believing the impossible -- even in mermaids from the Bronx.
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781565128453
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (280 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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debs4 Jul 01, 2012

This book was ok...the ending was cute how the whole family came together

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