Just finished A Pearl In The Storm. I like the structure of this story. Tori decided to emphasize the row that failed rather than the second, successful row. This allowed her learn from her obstacles and grow as a person. The row becomes less about fighting inner demons and more about embracing the demons, the helplessness, that makes us all human.
It is a thrilling story. At various points I caught myself chewing on my nails with anxiety for her safety. But she has a great story that says so much: while working on the Muhammed Ali Center, Muhammed Ali himself told Tori, " You don't want to be known as the woman who almost rowed across the ocean."
My husband has a deeply dedicated, intelligent, talented, hard-working, admirable boss.