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Grayson by Lynne Cox
May 04, 2011 | ISBN 9780307495754

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“An account of courage and adventure artfully rendered with the joy, wonder, and suspense it deserves.”

Boston Sunday Globe



“Cox writes with grace and sensitivity. What an amazing woman.”

–Sandy Bauers, The Philadelphia Inquirer



“[An] endearing memoir and real-life fable.”

–John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer



“[A] moving, mystical memoir…”




Grayson is a beautifully made book . . . and as shimmering, colorful and thought-provoking as it is refreshing.”

–Richard Irwin, Long Beach Press-Telegram



“An extraordinary adventure artfully retold with all the joy, wonder, and suspense it deserves.”

–Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe



“Wonderfully sweet.”



“A riveting adventure celebrating the mysterious bond between a champion swimmer and one wayward calf.”



“[Grayson] leads to a tear-wrenching conclusion that could only have been lived–and written–by a woman unafraid to challenge the unknown in nothing but her swimsuit.”



“Lyrical . . . Mystical.”

Library Journal


Grayson would be compelling enough as a fable about a young woman and a lost whale. The fact that it’s true makes the story wondrous, and unforgettable.”


—Carl Hiaasen


“A story of remarkable simplicity and charm.  A young swimmer invites us into sea off the coast of California where through her eyes we see an entire realm of creatures we have never known so intimately before. Truly for people of all ages,  Lynne Cox’s adventure with the baby whale, Grayson, becomes a parable and an experience, thanks not only to the author’s great and generous spirit, but through her immense gift for describing nature.”


—Anne Rice


“Lynne Cox is a master of story telling: her prose captures the vast movements and deep mysteries of the ocean and the creatures for whom it is home. Everyone who reads Grayson will be enchanted and profoundly moved. Grayson is a powerful voice for conservation.”


—Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE

Founder — the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace


“A moving and memorable story, filled with dramatic tension and loving descriptions of the sea and all the wondrous creatures it holds. Grayson is a celebration of the natural world in all its glory, and the deep and lasting effect it can have on us humans if only we pause to notice.”


—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me


“A beautiful true story of interspecies communication where the human and the whale mind connected.”


—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation


“The combination of retelling her once-in-a-lifetime experience with her observations on life will have timeless appeal for all ages.”


Publishers Weekly


Grayson is moving and thrilling in its simple language as Cox laments the inadequacy of words to express profound feelings but demonstrates the exhilaration of the effort.”




“An inspirational, almost spiritual read.”


Kirkus Reviews


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