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Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and conseuently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival From there Anshaw intricately traces three possible paths for. I initially gave this book three stars but upon further reflection I'm bumping it up to four This novel gives us a brief snapshot of Jesse a teenage Olympic swimmer and then goes on the show three vastly different portrayals of her life based on what might've happened if she'd made one decision or another once her swimming career was over We've seen this idea in other books and movies but this book published in 1992 may have actually been firstI loved many things about this book The characters and settings were vivid and each of Jesse's lives was fully realized and convincing I was initially skeptical of her third life believing that the Jesse of the first two sections would have never settled for what she had in the third but then I remembered that those Jesses didn't exist in this world in each life she is the product of her choices It made me think about the various ways I might've been different if I'd made different choices; the book does a very effective job of getting this point across I loved too the way Anshaw plants little clues about which life Jesse is actually meant to have just a subtle sign in the other two lives that Jesse's real life is going on without her So why did I give this three stars upon marking it read The ending I just wasn't happy with the way things went down in the last few pages of the book Having said that the ending was ambiguous enough to leave me with a lot to chew on and once I calmed down I realized that I appreciated that ambiguity I read Anshaw's Carry the One a couple years ago and would have to say that novel is accomplished than this one but for a first novel Auamarine is an impressive achievement and a fun read5192015 I don't know how I feel about this Ambivalent I guess I'll think about it a bit

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AquamarineShing I could buy a dozen copies and start a discussion group just so I'd be able to debate all the uestions this astonishing novel provokes A Reader's Guide is availab. This book so deserves 5 stars It was a super fast read because you just couldn't get enough of the story you just HAD to know what kind of life she would live next what kind of compromises she would make in the major decisions that make up a lifetime until she finally admitted her own truth to herselfIt's a story about an Olympic swimmer and the many paths fleshed out that her life could have taken after the fateful day in the Olympic pool when she competed for the gold medalI can't say anything without giving away the story but it was so well written and the characters were so three dimensional real humanit was a very touching story that almost made me flip to the end several times which I NEVER do and I was able to restrain myself this time too but just barelyjust read it it's so worth the time I read almost the entire thing in one night

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review Aquamarine ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and conseuently edged out for a gold medal by her Australian rival From there Anshaw intricately traces three possible paths for Jesse spinning exhilarating variations on the themes of lost love and parallel lives unlived Dorothy Allison author of BJesse spinning exhilarating variations on the themes of lost love and parallel lives unlived Dorothy Allison author of Bastard Out of Carolina writes I found myself wi. Haven’t we all wondered what our lives would be like if we had married a different person or moved to a new city or took a different career path The writer covers this theme with gorgeous writing following 3 different possibilities for our heroine