Swimming Between Worlds

Swimming Between Worlds From critically acclaimed writer Elaine Neil Orr a Southern coming of age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American Civil Rights movement The live

  • Title: Swimming Between Worlds
  • Author: Elaine Neil Orr
  • ISBN: 9780425282731
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • From critically acclaimed writer Elaine Neil Orr, a Southern coming of age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American Civil Rights movement.The lives of one young woman and two young men collide in a small neighborhood in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Kate, a recent college graduate, is still reeling from the deaths of heFrom critically acclaimed writer Elaine Neil Orr, a Southern coming of age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American Civil Rights movement.The lives of one young woman and two young men collide in a small neighborhood in Winston Salem, North Carolina.Kate, a recent college graduate, is still reeling from the deaths of her beloved parents when the discovery of hidden letters forces her to re examine everything she knew about her family Tacker, a young engineering student and all around boy hero, has returned from a West African odyssey where he fell in love with the local culture but was sent home in shame Kate s and Tacker s stories come together when, on the same day and in different moments, they encounter a young African American man named Gaines The relationship that develops between the three is complicated, as each one searches for love, freedom, and new beginnings.

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    1. NO SPOILERSjust long! :)This is the first novel I’ve ever read by author Elaine Neil Orr. She’s a terrific writerShe has that spellbinding narrative-momentum talent down as great as all my favorite authors. I didn’t rush-read this book —- but it could be a page turner. I purposely pulled myself away to think and reflect. I thought about the first time I left the country. I was a straight-arrow type student at UC Berkeley in the 70’s - an ex-cheerleader -gymnasts- single white female. L [...]

    2. I received this Advance Reader Copy as a prize from Giveaway Contest in 2017. The book is from Berkley, Penguin Random House. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wanted to leave a review for others to discover it. I believe that this book is especially important and timely not only for this month being February's Black History Month, but also for the racial inequality and tension that our nation is still experiencing in modern history.As a refugee from Vietnam since 1975, I appreciate learning a [...]

    3. Normally I try to write reviews as soon as I read a book but this one affected me to the point that I had to wait a few days and think about the book before I could review it. It's about integration in Winston Salem NC in the early 60s. Even though I didn't live in the South during that time period, I have lived in a town close to WS for 40 years and have heard stories about the sit-ins at the Woolworth stores in Greensboro and WS. This wonderful well written book gave those events a human persp [...]

    4. Thank you to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. Swimming between Worlds is told through the perspectives of Tacker and Kate, living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on the cusp of the civil rights movement. Tacker and Kate are young adults reeling from painful past experiences, each living on their own and starting out in careers as creative professionals. Tacker studies as an architect and earns a chance to help build a school in Nigeria, where he experie [...]

    5. What a great read! I was gifted this book through a First Reads give away. What a great story. The characters were deep and the story was quite a page turner. Quite a different perspective of the integration movement and how it effected people and kids of all ages. The title and photo had me imagining the story may have been more about swimming but what a pleasant surprise!

    6. A beautifully written story about healing, love and acceptance set in early 1960s Winston-Salem, North Carolina on the cusp of the civil rights movement.

    7. I won a copy of the book in a giveaway. I found the book to be well written and thought provoking. The story focuses on Kate and Tacker's budding romance, with the contrasts of racial tension and the civil rights movement. I did find the book to be somewhat slow in places, but overall enjoyed it and would recommend.

    8. One of my favorite reads at the start of this year. Click on (or copy and paste) the link for the full review:youtu/s8j--vuKlcg

    9. I received this via Giveaways in exchange for my honest review. All my opinions are my own.----Swimming between worlds is a heart wrenching, giggle producing, love finding book that shows the side of the south in the late 50's and early 60's. It is about a white man who doesn't see color he just sees the heart of the person.It was a book I couldn't put down and cried when I finished it for more that one reason, we'll written and a must read! Just make sure you have some tissue.Definitely a 10 s [...]

    10. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. IT DEFINITELY TELLS THE STORY OF COMING OF AGE DURING SEGRAGATION AND THE FINDING OF ONES SELF. I REALLY ENJOYED THE ENDING. IT WAS SAD BUT TOUCHING.

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