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Sometimes to be who you really are, you have
to pretend you're already who you want to be.

At two, Delores's mother dropped her into the shallow end of a lake, trusting instinct would teach her daughter to swim. From then on, the water is where Delores Walker feels most at home. Now, nearly seventeen, she's boarding a Greyhound bus leaving the Bronx for sunny Weeki Wachee Springs, a tacky roadside attraction in the shadow of Walt Disney's new Florida phenomenon.

With a hundred silver dollars left behind by her runaway dad, Delores is chasing her dream of being a mermaid with a group of other aquatic hopefuls - girls just as awkward and uncertain out of water as they are beautiful and graceful in it. And in this make-believe world of sequined tails and amphibious fantasy, Delores will learn some very real lessons about growing up and surviving in a world where everyone sometimes feels like a fish out of water.

A heartfelt novel of coming-of-age no matter what age you are, populated with characters offbeat, outcast, and thoroughly lovable, Swim to Me is filled with the kind of wise magic that'll have you believing in the impossible before the final page.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Swim to Me: A Novel
Author(s): Betsy Carter
ISBN: 1-56512-492-8 / 978-1-56512-492-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Swim to Me (Bantam Discovery)
Author(s): Betsy Carter
ISBN: 0-385-33977-1 / 978-0-385-33977-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
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August 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Swim to Me (Bantam Discovery)
Author(s): Betsy Carter
ISBN: 0-553-59148-7 / 978-0-553-59148-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
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Kindle Editions

August 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Swim to Me: A Novel
Author(s): Betsy Carter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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