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Critical Praise

"The Arnow family is utterly irresistible…. Swimming Toward the Ocean navigates important family territory with precision and warmth."

——Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"The story-telling is engaging, full of the quotidian joys and sorrows of a winning and indomitable woman."

——The Washington Post Book World

"Achieves such a fine balance of humor, pathos, and atmosphere that one is tempted to call it a masterpiece of its kind."