Girl Underwater

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Author: Claire Kells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186192

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4738

An adventurous debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness. Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really. That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could’ve imagined. In the wilderness, the concept of survival is clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but.

Girl Underwater

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Author: Claire Kells

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857988913

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6301

'What if the most devastating moment of your life was also the beginning of something beautiful? A compelling coming-of-age love story' (Jodi Picoult). Girl Underwater is a stunning work of New Adult fiction from a talented young writer. Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university's nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations, but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really. That all changes when Avery's cross-country flight home makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and her teammate, Colin Shea, whom she's avoided since the first day of freshman year. Now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could have imagined. "A compelling coming-of-age love story that will have you rooting for its teen narrator, a girl who survives a disaster and finds herself trapped between a traumatic past and a fragile future. Trust me - dive in!" JODI PICOULT

Girl Underwater

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Author: Claire Kells

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0857988905

Category: Aircraft accidents

Page: 304

View: 8047

'What if the most devastating moment of your life was also the beginning of something beautiful? A compelling coming-of-age love story' (Jodi Picoult). Girl Underwater is a stunning work of New Adult fiction from a talented young writer. Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university's nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations, but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really. That all changes when Avery's cross-country flight home makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and her teammate, Colin Shea, whom she's avoided since the first day of freshman year. Now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could have imagined. "A compelling coming-of-age love story that will have you rooting for its teen narrator, a girl who survives a disaster and finds herself trapped between a traumatic past and a fragile future. Trust me - dive in!" JODI PICOULT

How to Breathe Underwater

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Author: Julie Orringer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426297

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3918

A New York Times notable book and winner of The Northern California Book Award for Best Short Fiction, these nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade Self" a band of popular girls exert their social power over an awkward outcast. In "Isabel Fish" fourteen-year-old Maddy learns to scuba dive in order to mend her family after a terrible accident. Alive with the victories, humiliations, and tragedies of youth, How to Breathe Underwater illuminates this powerful territory with striking grace and intelligence. "These stories are without exception clear-eyed, compaassionate and deeply moving.... Even her most bitter characters have a gift, the sharp wit of envy. This, Orringer's first book, is breathtakingly good, truly felt and beautifully delivered."—The Guardian

Underwater

A Novel

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Author: Marisa Reichardt

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374368872

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive-first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.

Girl Underwater

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Author: Claire Kells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101983981

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An adventurous debut novel that cuts between a harrowing experience in the rocky mountains and a difficult recovery. Avery Delacorte loves the water. A sophomore on her university's nationally ranked swim team, she finally feels popular and accepted - especially by Lee, her kind and outgoing boyfriend. But everything changes when Avery's flight home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. There are only five survivors. Yet when Avery emerges from her ordeal alive, she must face the realization that rescue doesn't mean survival.

How to Breathe Underwater

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Author: Vicky Skinner

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250136113

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5979

Kate’s father has been pressuring her to be perfect for her whole life, pushing her to be the best swimmer she can be. But when Kate finds her dad cheating on her mom, Kate’s perfect world comes crashing down, and Kate is forced to leave home and the swim team she's been a part of her whole life. Now in a new home and new school, faced with the prospect of starting over, Kate isn't so sure that swimming is what she wants anymore. But when she decides to quit, her whole world seems to fall apart. But when Kate gets to know Michael, the cute boy that lives across the hall, she starts to think that starting over might not be so bad. There's only one problem: Michael has a girlfriend. As the pressures of love, family, and success press down on her, can Kate keep her head above water? Praise for How to Breathe Underwater: “Well-developed characters, interesting storyline, clean writing, I'm hooked.” —Christy Hintz, reader on SwoonReads.com “A very lovely story and an enjoyable read.” —Katie Kaleski, reader on SwoonReads.com “The strength of this book are the highly developed characters who have such depth...” —Kathryn Berla, reader on SwoonReads.com

Breathing Underwater

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Author: Alex Flinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062208209

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3274

To his friends, popular and handsome sixteen-year-old Nick Andreas has led a charmed life. But the guys in Nick's anger management class know differently. So does his ex-girlfriend Caitlin. Now it looks like the only person who doesn't realize how far from perfect Nick's life has become is Nick himself.

In the Water They Can't See You Cry

A Memoir

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Author: Amanda Beard,Rebecca Paley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451644388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8855

"A seven-time Olympic medalist describes her battles with depression, eating disorders and substance abuse in spite of her successful career, recounting how she hid her struggles from her loved ones before seeking help and finding renewal in the birth of her son. 75,000 first printing."

Dark Life

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Author: Kat Falls

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545178150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 297

View: 8869

When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.

Boy Underwater

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Author: Adam Baron

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008267022

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1073

A heart-breaking, heart-warming novel for everyone of 10 and older – this book will probably make you cry, and will definitely make you laugh.

Into the Water

A Novel

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Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211213

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6841

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. The perfect gift for Mother's Day. “Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors—think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott—who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” —Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present. Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

Starfish Girl

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Author: Athena Villaverde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936383306

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In a post-apocalyptic underwater dome, there lives a girl with a starfish growing from her head. Her name is Ohime. She is the starfish girl. Alone in this world, Ohime must fight for her life against lecherous crabmen, piranha people, and a yellow algae that is causing humans to mutate into fish. Until she meets Timbre, a woman with deadly sea anemone hair. Ohime thinks she is safe with her new protector and friend, but Timbre is on the run from a violent past. Now they must escape Timbre's former master, the evil Dr. Ichii, who is determined to conquer the underwater dome . . . and destroy the starfish girl and her friend in the process.

Underwater Babies

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Author: Seth Casteel

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031625651X

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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Babies as you've never seen them before, from New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel Seth Casteel's innovative underwater photography has won him fans around the world. Now Casteel has turned his camera toward the only subjects who could rival his bestselling portraits of dogs and puppies for sheer adorable delight: babies. In what he has called some of the most exciting shoots of his career, Casteel has found a remarkable new way to capture the wonder and freedom babies feel when they're underwater. Chubby-cheeked, curious, and mischievous, these tiny swimmers remind us all of the joy of discovery--and the irresistible beauty of babies.

Swimming Studies

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Author: Leanne Shapton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101584939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography Swimming Studies is a brilliantly original, meditative memoir that explores the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager to enjoying pools and beaches around the world as an adult, Leanne Shapton offers a fascinating glimpse into the private, often solitary, realm of swimming. Her spare and elegant writing reveals an intimate narrative of suburban adolescence, spent underwater in a discipline that continues to inspire Shapton’s work as an artist and author. Her illustrations throughout the book offer an intuitive perspective on the landscapes and imagery of the sport. Shapton’s emphasis is on the smaller moments of athletic pursuit rather than its triumphs. For the accomplished athlete, aspiring amateur, or habitual practicer, this remarkable work of written and visual sketches propels the reader through a beautifully personal and universally appealing exercise in reflection.

Underwater Dogs

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Author: Seth Casteel

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316227714

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog's distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark. In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World

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Author: Siobhan Vivian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481452304

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1724

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster BFYR.

The Underwater Welder

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Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

ISBN: 1603091467

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife, and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever. ... Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder is a 250-page graphic novel that explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and treasures we all bury deep down inside.

Manhattan Beach

A Novel

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Author: Jennifer Egan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150118377X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * New York Times Bestseller * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * A Time magazine and USA Today Top 10 Novel of 2017 * Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Fish Girl

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Author: David Wiesner,Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328809390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.