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A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean
by Tori Murden McClure

Published: 2010-04-06
Paperback : 304 pages
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"In the end, I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart, but in the beginning, I wasn't aware that it was missing."

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 ...

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"In the end, I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart, but in the beginning, I wasn't aware that it was missing."

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.

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The adventure of the rowing across the ocean.
Her life growing up.
The sealife she saw while rowing.
by louky (see profile) 11/20/10

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I did quite a bit of research about the author and found many different articles that enriched my book club report.

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  "A book you can't put down."by louky (see profile) 11/20/10

This book was a very worthwhile read. Tori Murden McClure not only told of her adventures rowing across the Atlantic Ocean but also she wrote about her life. Her descriptions of what happened to her... (read more)

 
  "Slow and boring journey of the author on her first try to cross the Atlantic rowing"by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 02/08/10

and then how she was successful the second time. I suppose it would interest to people that like rowing and suffering under extreme weather conditions. I felt claustrophobic sometimes.

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