Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

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Random House, Inc.
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award

When she sees what looks like a child tumbling from a ferry into frigid Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. When she gets the child to shore she discovers that his name is Paul, he speaks only French—and no one seems to be looking for him.
Her determination to protect Paul pulls Troy from her quiet life in a small Adirondack town into an unfamiliar world of wealth and privilege in Canada and then in Vermont. Her attachment to him—and the danger she faces when she tries to unravel the mystery of his abandonment—force her to evaluate everything she thought true about herself.
Sara J. Henry's riveting, award-winning debut will keep readers engrossed right up to its shattering conclusion.

Baker & Taylor
Witnessing a small boy being thrown into the middle of Lake Champlain, Troy Chance rescues the child only to discover that he had been kidnapped and is at the center of a bizarre and violent plot.

Baker
& Taylor

Witnessing a small boy being thrown into the middle of Lake Champlain, Troy Chance rescues the child only to discover that he had been kidnapped and is at the center of a bizarre and violent plot. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307718389
0307718387
Branch Call Number: FIC HENRY
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,25 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 04, 2016

(The first book in the Troy Chance series)

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Wong_Anne
Jun 09, 2015

1st of a series – A child is rescued after a fall from a ferry and no one reports him missing. A fast-paced and we;; thought-out mystery.

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Lillitone
Nov 26, 2014

I enjoyed the book overall, as a piece of light reading, though it has a fair share of unrealistic resolutions and blatant random coincidences. Beach reading.

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bridge1
Apr 09, 2013

Very good.

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lgbennett89
Apr 09, 2013

Sara J. Henry gave us in her debut a remarkably fresh story that captured me from page 1. Even not believing some of Troy's innocence, I found her naivity refreshing. It was a good book with good characters and a wonderful story line.

KHaney Mar 28, 2013

She does have a second book out, "A Cold and Lonely Place". Just came out last month and also features Troy as the main character. So looking forward to it arriving at the library!

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Daphne57
Mar 28, 2013

Sara Henry writes a compelling story; I hope she continues to write books.

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bette108
Jan 10, 2013

Although a debut novel, for which I might grant some leeway, I thought this novel was just 'too pat.' The characters, in my opinion, do not act the way one imagines they would. The heroine is apparently a pretty savy chic but she does some stupid things that don't seem to fit such an independent, educated person. Just not my style I suppose.

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mew7958
Sep 03, 2012

Great first book ... very easy and enjoyable to read.

FRANCYNE PELCHAR Jun 13, 2012

original plot and believable characters. i'm waiting eagerly for her next novel.

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