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I Found My Tribe Audiobook

I Found My Tribe

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Publisher's Summary

Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband, Simon, who has motor neurone disease and can communicate only with his eyes. Ruth's other tribe are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water just for kicks. The Tragic Wives' Swimming Club, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon.

Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, from diagnosis to their current precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for sea swimming - culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary.

An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, a family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life.

©2017 Ruth Fitzmaurice (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"One of the year's most arresting, humbling and acute memoirs. It is a catch-in-the-throat, life-affirming work that you want to gulp down in one and recommend to all your friends. Fitzmaurice tells her story in sparkling prose that is as sinewy as her new sea-strengthened body, and as admirable and boundless as her spirit." (Helen Davies, The Sunday Times)

"It is beautiful, it is light, joyous.... She's almost like a poet, finding beauty in the everyday without being a sap.... You will love it so very, very much. It's going to be a worldwide bestseller. It makes you feel happy." (Marian Keyes, Marian Keyes' World)

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    "Beautiful! even more special as read by author."

    superb, true life with all the giggles, tears and treasured moments of a mother and wife dealing with difficulties thrown at her.

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    "A difficult listen"

    The book is a very personal account of a very difficult topic - living with the terminal illness and imminent death of one's husband. The approach is highly individual and almost like a stream of consciousness at times. I think a professional narrator would have given more life and drama to the audio.

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    "chaotic and disjointed "

    I struggled and didn't enjoy this book, although I wanted to. I found it jumped all over, lacked structure, and was very introspective.
    Also I thought having the author narrate would add to it but it didn't; it was flat and had long stops between sentences.

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    lizzie 20/01/2018
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    "A book for these times!"

    Poignant and so funny, it had me gripped from the beginning. Though it didn't reach the conclusion expected!

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