Swim: An eShort Story

Swim: An eShort Story

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by Jennifer Weiner
     
 
The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s forthcoming novel The Next Best Thing.

Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high school students craft a perfect

Overview

The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s forthcoming novel The Next Best Thing.

Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high school students craft a perfect college essay and lonely souls craft captivating online dating profiles. When she’s not working, she’s swimming—lap after lap at the local indoor pool, in a desperate attempt to wash away the sting of professional failure and heartbreak that she can’t seem to shake. It takes an unexpected client to show her that appearances can be deceiving, and that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is simply dive back in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451690323
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
25,034
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in BedIn Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and Who Do You Love. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1970
Place of Birth:
De Ridder, Louisiana
Education:
B.A., Princeton University, 1991
Website:
http://www.jenniferweiner.com/

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Swim: An eShort Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
EasternShoreGirl More than 1 year ago
Once again B&Ns fishing software appealed to my impulse buying weakness and I'm happy to add this author to my Nook panel and Great Read! shelf(: and begin my journey of reading Jennifer Weiner stories! Swim's character, Ruth, makes me feel perfectly fine for having my unhealthy appreciation for sarcasm. Hat's off to Ruth's 1-liners and comedic/sarcastic timing! Another thing about me is that it doesn't take a lot to evoke an emotional response from me, but it definitely takes an honest writer. She made me pause my reading with that heat and contracting you get in your throat right before your eyes well with tears. She articulated that awkward feeling when you realize your perceptions were wrong about someone to the point you write them off or don't give them your best and also when you expect others to have perceptions about you, maybe even brace for it. But she went further and allowed them to dialogue about it. With only 2 sentences of conversation it will make you look back at those moments no matter if you were dishing it out or receiving it and think whether you were brave enough to acknowledge/sincerely apologize or sincerely accept the apology and move forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of this author's book so i was excited when i saw a free book available. Just got a nook so i am still a little upset when i see a book is only 60 pages or so, just not used 2 it. Story is good but hated that it ended right when it was getting good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good short story! Very well written. It is meant to be a prequel to the book which is featured after the short story. Very good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it a lot, but hated the ending. Left you hanging. Wish it was longer so you would know all works out in the end.
guacamoleNYC More than 1 year ago
I loved reading the short story, and if I hadn't already pre-ordered the book that was issued 7/3, it would have made me order it because I loved the characters so much. I look forward to starting the book (as soon as I've finished the two others I'm currently reading). Thanks for the freebie -- hope other writers figure that tactic out. We love it!
Isabella0518 More than 1 year ago
Couldn't stop reading, cant wait to read the book connected to it. Love Jennifer Weiner I can always find a way to relate to the characters or just see the story come to life thru my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is ashort story featuring the main character from her latest book. It was engaging, and i wanted to read more. I'm definitely going to buy the novel it's based on. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me hooked right from the start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book held my interest, and while i was expecting the whole 70 pages to be the book, it does not dissapoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, this was advertised as a prequel/sequel to a larger work. I should know by now I am going to be disapointed by the fact that the story is left unfinished.
coffeemama More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of short stories, but this was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so into the characters that when i finished i was left wanting more.
LisaBilbrey More than 1 year ago
For me, this review is difficult to write. I loved Swim. Found myself holding my breath while reading it, but the end totally ruined the novella. We are introduced to a potential love interest, just for,the storyline to go no where. Why even include Gary? It was pointless. Then, just as we are finding out that there is more to Caitlyn than met the eye, we don't find out what's going to happen with her.i honestly wanted more of this book.  
rcd1027 More than 1 year ago
This is a great ebook and I bought The Next Best Thing immediately after reading Swim. Jennifer has never disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the book this segment leads to! Just love Jennifer Weiner and all of her work! Just a few more to go and I will have read all of her books thus far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great short story, i wish there was more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the entire book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy, quick read. Would have read more if it continued!
Anonymous 7 days ago
This was a free short story and wasn't bad for what it was. I wish it had been a tad bit longer though. Just when I was starting to get into it, it was over.
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