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By Tori Murden McClure

"In the top, i do know I rowed around the Atlantic to discover my middle, yet firstly, I wasn't conscious that it used to be missing."

In June 1998, Tori McClure started rowing around the Atlantic Ocean solo in a twenty-three-foot plywood boat without motor or sail. inside days she misplaced all communique with shore yet determined to forge forward -- no longer understanding that 1998 could change into the worst storm season on checklist within the North Atlantic. whilst she used to be approximately killed by means of a chain of violent storms, Tori was once compelled to sign for aid and head domestic in what felt like shame. yet then her lifestyles replaced in unforeseen methods. She used to be employed via Muhammad Ali, who advised her she didn't wish to be referred to as the lady who "almost" rowed around the Atlantic. And at thirty-five, Tori fell in love.

A Pearl within the Storm is Tori's exciting actual tale of excessive experience -- and of her own quest to find that embracing her personal humanity was once extra vital than superhuman feats.

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