October 2, 2012
Swim: An eShort Story
"Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mud Masque, which, she swore, kept her looking not a day over sixty." ~ pg. 15
Swim is an eShort story that inspired Jennifer Weiner's novel, The Next Best Thing. Main character Ruth left her job writing for a television show. Now she spends her time helping high school students with college application essays and writing online dating profiles. When she's not working, Ruth is swimming laps at the local pool. The familiar smell of chlorine eases Ruth's homesickness, heartbreak and shame. Swimming is her solace.
Swim is a nice short introduction to Ruth, two very interesting clients of hers, and her grandmother. You may download this prequel for free on your NOOK or Kindle. See where the story leads in The Next Best Thing.
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Published: May 2012
Edition: eShort Story