"Achieves such a fine balance of humor, pathos, and atmosphere that one is tempted to call it a masterpiece of its kind." —Elle
“The story-telling is engaging, full of the quotidian joys and sorrows of a winning and indomitable woman.” — The Washington Post Book World
“The Arnow family is utterly irresistible. É Their resilience É becomes a testament to the profound recuperative power of the human spirit. Swimming Toward the Ocean navigates important family territory with precision and warmth.” — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Very exciting fiction indeed . . . Luminous with clear-sighted compassion for its imperfect characters” –Kirkus Reviews
From the Trade Paperback edition.