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Author McClure, Tori Murden.
Title A pearl in the storm : how I found my heart in the middle of the ocean / Tori Murden McClure.
Imprint New York : Harper, 2010.
Edition First Harper paperback edition.

Author McClure, Tori Murden.
Subject McClure, Tori Murden.
Rowing -- Atlantic Ocean.
Women rowers -- United States -- Biography.
Rowers -- United States -- Biography.
Transatlantic voyages.
Description viii, 292 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Edition First Harper paperback edition.
Note Originally published: New York: Collins, 2009.
Summary "In June 1998, Tori McClure began rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. Within days she lost all communication with shore but decided to forge ahead -- not knowing that 1998 would turn out to be the worst hurricane season on record in the North Atlantic. When she was nearly killed by a series of violent storms, Tori was forced to signal for help and head home in what felt like disgrace. But then her life changed in unexpected ways. She was hired by Muhammad Ali, who told her she did not want to be known as the woman who "almost" rowed across the Atlantic. And at thirty-five, Tori fell in love. A Pearl in the Storm is Tori's thrilling true story of high adventure -- and of her personal quest to discover that embracing her own humanity was more important than superhuman feats."--Publisher's website.
Contents Part 1: The journey out. The quest begins ; Women and stomachs first ; A shark and an explosion ; Baptism by storm ; Death on deck ; Independence Day ; Sea lions in the middle of the North Atlantic ; Three strokes forward, two strokes back ; Storm petrels ; Theodore Roosevelt's burial at sea ; Where's the rest of it, and what ate it? ; Bad breath ; The weather is weird ; Hurricane Danielle ; I'm alive! ; Losing cousciousness ; Independent spirits ; Pain settles in ; Philadelphia. -- Part 2: The journey home. The tragedy of "Civilus" ; A comedic flirtation ; The history of Muhammad Ali ; Returning to slay the dragon ; The romance of being merely human.
ISBN 9780061718878 (pbk.)
0061718874 (pbk.)
OCLC # 499068150

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