RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 228744331 LA English T1 A Pearl in the storm : how I found my heart in the middle of the ocean A1 McClure, Tori Murden., PB Collins PP New York YR 2009 SN 9780061718861 0061718866 AB During June 1998, Tori McClure set out to row across the Atlantic Ocean by herself in a 23-foot plywood boat with no motor or sail. She lost communications, but nevertheless decided to keep going, without updates on the location of the Gulf Stream and the weather--in what became the North Atlantic's worst hurricane season. When a series of violent storms nearly killed her, she had to signal for help and go home in what felt like complete disgrace. Back in Kentucky, however, Tori's life began to change. At the age of 35, she embarked on a serious relationship for the first time, making her feel even more vulnerable than sitting alone in the middle of the Atlantic. But she knew she did not want to be known as the woman who "almost" rowed across the Atlantic Ocean ... --From publisher description.