Soñar bajo el agua

Soñar bajo el agua

Book - 2018 | Spanish
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"A tender, joyous debut novel about a cub reporter and her eighty-six-year-old subject--and the unlikely and life-changing friendship that develops between them. Kate is a twenty-six-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local paper in Brixton, London, covering forgettably small stories. When she's assigned to write about the closing of the local lido (an outdoor pool and recreation center), she meets Rosemary, an eighty-six-year-old widow who has swum at the lido daily since it opened its doors when she was a child. It was here Rosemary fell in love with her husband, George; here that she's found communion during her marriage and since George's death. The lido has been a cornerstone in nearly every part of Rosemary's life. But when a local developer attempts to buy the lido for a posh new apartment complex, Rosemary's fond memories and sense of community are under threat. As Kate dives deeper into the lido's history--with the help of a charming photographer--she pieces together a portrait of the pool, and a portrait of a singular woman, Rosemary. What begins as a simple local interest story for Kate soon blossoms into a beautiful friendship that provides sustenance to both women as they galvanize the community to fight the lido's closure. Meanwhile, Rosemary slowly, finally, begins to open up to Kate, transforming them both in ways they never knew possible. In the tradition of Frederick Backman, The Lido is a charming, feel-good novel that captures the heart and spirit of a community across generations--an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and friendship"--Provided by publisher.
Rosemary es una viuda de 86 años que ha vivido en el barrio de Brixton, en Londres, toda su vida. Allí ha visto cómo cerraba la biblioteca en la que trabajaba y cómo la frutería se convertía en un bar de moda. Cuando la piscina local a la que acude desde que era una niña, y en la que se enamoró de su marido, se ve amenazada también, Rosemary sabe que este puede ser el principio del fin. Kate es una joven reportera del periódico local y desde que se mudó a Londres se encuentra perdida en una ciudad que siente demasiado grande... y demasiado hostil. Pero cuando, con la ayuda de un encantador fotógrafo, Kate investiga un poco en la historia de la piscina de Brixton se da cuenta de que esta es la oportunidad que ha estado esperando.Porque, juntas, Rosemary y Kate están dispuestas a resistir y a demostrar que la piscina no es solo un lugar para nadar. Es el corazón de una comunidad y harán lo que sea para protegerla.
Publisher: Barcelona : Suma de letras/Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2018.
Edition: Primera edición.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9788491292333
Branch Call Number: SPAF PAGE, LIBBY
Characteristics: 398 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Murillo Fort, Isabel - Translator


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