South with the Sun
Swimmer Lynne Cox Publishes 3rd Book
"South with The Sun" Available Next Week, Book Tour Soon
Swimming legend Lynne Cox will have a new book in stores. The author of “Swimming to Antarctica” and “Grayson” returns to non-fiction with “South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery”. Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole (in 1911, the book honors the 100th anniversary of his triumph) and the first to sail through the Northwest Passage. Cox weaves the explorer’s stories with her own challenging adventures. She’s swum in the same icy waters as Amundsen sailed: Antarctica, the Bering Strait, and off the coast of Greenland. Not only was Cox concerned about water below 30 degrees, but also the Greenland Shark, Polar Bear, and Walrus. One critic described her third book as “a bold adventure story of bold ambitious dreams”.
Swimming to Antarctica
"Lynne Cox is a unique phenomenon: a champion swimmer who can write about it. IN gripping prose, she takes us right into the icy water of the Bering Strait, and into the mystery of what drives world-class athletes to their record-breaking achievements.
"Like all those who have followed Lynne Cox's adventures, I have looked forward to her own account for a long time.
"[Cox has] done things the rest of us only imagine-and she's written a book that helps us to imagine them with clarity and wonder."
"More than the story of the greatest open-water swimmer, Swimming to Antarctica is a portrait of rare and relentless drive..."Gripping."
""A tale of remarkable physical prowess and heart." —Vogue
"Fetching and pitch-perfect...Full of perilous, preposterous-if-they-weren't true scenes." —Outside Magazine
"An instant classic of adventure writing."
"Even a cursory read leaves one shivering for a warm towel."
"A beautiful true story of interspecies communication where the human and the whale mind connected,"
"A story of remarkable simplicity and charm. Through Lynne Cox's eyes we see an entire realm of creatures we have never known so intimately before. Trule for people of all ages. A parable and and experience, thanks not only to the author's great and generous spirit, but to her immense gift for describing nature."
"A moving and memorable story, filled with dramatic tension and lovely descriptions of the sea and all the wondrous creatures it holds. Grayson is a celebration of the natural world in all its glory, and the deep and lasting effect it can have on us humans if only we pause to notice." —John Grogan, author of Marley and Me