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    Many other novels have dealt with great love tragic loss and the wrenching exhausting task of rebuilding one’s life from the ground up but very few of them manage to pull it off with anything approaching the wit style and grace of Kristin Bair O’Keeffe in The Art of Floating One year one month and six days after her beloved husband disappears without a trace novelist Sia Dane discovers a beautiful man on the beach dressed in a soaking salt encrusted business suit She takes him home and calls him Toad Of course she does Did I mention she’s a writer? He doesn’t speak but he clearly has been through something horrific The townspeople an exceptionally uirky collection of New Englanders attempt to uncover his story It’s part mystery with a dash or two of magical realism part women’s fiction yet in many ways this novel defies characterization It is a bold and adventurous story that is so much than simply the sum of its parts At its core this novel is about grieving Real grief isn’t easy to write about Healing from real grief reuires that you crawl deep inside yourself and simply wait it out And for the writer communicating this let me just sit and wallow in my grief can be a bit of a challenge In this respect Ms O’Keeffe has been uite masterful describing Sia’s withdrawal from the world in charming lyrical prose One of the most captivating aspects of this original and creative novel is its structure Sia a writer of some renown has been unable to bring herself to write so much as a grocery list following the disappearance of her husband It is a joy to witness O’Keeffe a writer with a deft and elegant hand one who takes unabashed joy in words and their playful troublesome selves awaken the writer in Sia In short chapters some as short as a jump rope jingle a dictionary definition a grocery list or in some cases a seemingly random collection of words floating willy nilly on the page we watch in awe and wonder cheering Sia on as she at first tentatively then with growing confidence regains her writerly legs None of it distracts; all of it delights Ms Bair O’Keeffe has shown herself to be a writer who not only understands her characters but also much like her protagonist has a deep wellspring of compassion for them We breathe a huge contented sigh of relief as Sia begins to fall in love with words all over again and rediscovers their healing balm Shimmering rapid fire dialogue well drawn characters a lively pace and most of all an engaging voice make The Art of Floating a stellar—as in five star—read and Kristin Bair O’Keeffe a writer to watch The style structure and well developed characters make this novel ripe for discussion In particular book clubs will love the reading guide in the back The uestions written by the author promise a lively interesting discussion Just add wine


  2. says:

    Most of the time we read books and say “Aha this is like that last book I ready by so and so” But there is no possible way to do that with THE ART OF FLOATING Kristin Bair O'Keeffe has written an intelligent provocative novel that seems on its surface to be traditional fiction in that it's an emotional mystery about a woman whose life is shattered when her beloved husband disappears without explanation That in itself would be a decent book But the language and characters delivered on the pages of THE ART OF FLOATING are absolutely uniue with the language coming at us in fragments song verses and even prose poetry at times to amplify the emotions Kudos to O'Keeffe for offering us a uniue perspective on one grieving woman's journey toward life and hope after a profound loss


  3. says:

    THE ART OF FLOATING is an extraordinary and magical novel – a complex deep and thought provoking story of love loss and grief a state of mind one of mere existing a state of floating a world of imagination suspended to protect oneself from grief and hurt Coping without really living or accepting unable to move onMeaning of floating “having little or no attachment not firmly placed or set or fastened uncommitted not bound or pledged continually moving or changing position” Sia lost her husband Jackson—disappearing when he goes out for coffee on a regular morning after a fun and sexy morning bet while lounging in bed who gets oral sex or goes for coffee? One ordinary morning Sia Gumper the dog and Jackson What would cause a happy man to leave for a coffee run; never to return? A little over a year later novelist Sia has been unable to write since the tragic day her husband left without a word discovers a beautiful man on the beach dressed in a business suit soaked and mute THE SILENT MAN She takes him home and allows him to merely exist calling him Toad He never speaks or communicates There is much controversy over this mysterious and gorgeous man which expands worldwide in search of the history of this intriguing manWhere did he come from his past his story? All appearances indicate he has experienced something very tragic causing him to be unable to speak Everyone has an opinion as to the man’s story combined with the woman who found him she also has been withdrawn and kind of crazy since the loss of her husbandWhen two lost souls meet they have in common than they may think Could they help one another over their grief and back to a world of living—how are they connected? Is the water the ocean any relation? Where do they go when in a floating stage? The novel goes back and forth from the days leading up to Jackson’s disappearance their life and love to today A personal novel of intimate feelings about two people this novel will make you laugh out loud with the wit and sarcasm sweet and eroticsexy banter off the wall jokes through 171 chapters as Sia recounts their poignant time together Oh loved Sia’s parents their engaging background and her best friend Gillian which keeps everyone on their toesIf you are looking for a uiet mindless beach read—this book is not for you If you are seeking a deep thought provoking unconventional and imaginative novel with writing which bounces all over the place full of eccentric characters and explores deep hidden feelings of the heart soul and mind this is your book It is not a depressing book as has so much humor and wit a total page turner There is also another secondary character – the dog catcher a collector of things—highly entertaining and puzzling how does this character fit into the story? Towards the end of the book everything will come to surface as the pieces fit perfectly It is hard to put THE ART OF FLOATING in a specific genre mystery suspense self discovery adventure drama magical yet it explores elements outside the box—leaving the readers dying to find out the answers to the two mysteries and draw conclusions From uirky rhymes poems words floating all over the page incredible usage of words thoughts—O’Keeffe expresses her talent and a style which is rare she tackles grief and withdrawal masterfully skilled at character development plot planning with wonderful lyrical prose A captivating story with intense feelings and suspense which builds until the end leaving you dying to know about these complex charactersI was transported with settings so realistic and feelings raw holding your attention no matter where the author leads you She has control—the parallel with water was uite peaceful and its relation to floating as well as the two lost souls which are grieving Would highly recommend the audiobook as Kristin Bair O'Keeffe Author and Christina Traister Narrator—totally mesh for a dynamic duo both understanding these well drawn characters for a stellar performanceIf you are looking for a wide variety of comments and opinions—this book is ideal for book clubs and further discussions I so look forward to reading from this talented and highly creative author JDCMustReadBooks This review sums up my thoughts about THE ART OF FLOATING Blending radiant language and a dreamlike journey through sorrow and healing this is one to recommend to fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Eowyn Ivey Booklist


  4. says:

    Yoga for the mind—check out the “studio” of the book in 441 pp there are 171 chapters there are uotes songs jump rope ditties poems numbers dots—and words unusual arrangements and choices of words lovely words fresh colorful and that paint the defining strokes in each picture The words hold hands in this book they belong together and show us things in a new wayStretching is reuired in this book of yoga for the mind—who’s who and what’s what are not obvious and the only way to find out is to sink into the pose of the moment feel the stretch and live there for a little time The language the delicious language will keep you companyThe Odyssey thread is a delight of depth and so is the memory of the “man wreathed in seaweed” among the Italo Calvino folktales of men who emerge from the sea—this may be a fantasy story but the cultural tentacles make it cling to our collective unconsciousSuch a great feel for dialog—so naturalOh my I am being so pretentious and this is not a pretentious book or style—but it rang deep and I went with the depth and the stretch for a review This is a rich book stuffed with so many different goodies but never overdone never obvious—the flow well floatsMiss Priss the English teacher cannot help raising her ruler and caviling wouldn’t “Notes” be elegant than “Works Cited” for a novel? And while “the shallow divot at the base of his neck” is so masterful as to need a pause finding “divot” again 3 pages later in its everyday place on the ground ruins the effect However to give a big gold star too coming across “floating” in the annual parade float or coffee grounds floating on top of the coffee in Sweden or “the answer floating on one of the lily pads” the Chinese woman saw Toad staring at All natural all floating all tying things togetherIn the end I think this novel fulfills the wish in CP Cavafy’s words “When you set sail for Ithaca wish for the road to be long full of adventures full of knowledge”


  5. says:

    I did not know what to make of this book when I first read the concept All I know is that it sounded promising and this is why I wanted to read this book I must admit that I did not love this book but I did not hate it either It was just middle of the road for me I found Toad to be the most intriguing person in the story and he did not even talk Sia she was ok In the beginning I found her kind of dull Although as the story progressed she did get better but I never fully connected with her When the truth about Sia's husband was revealed it was kind of sad This is not a light hearted cheery book but one that does make you stand up and take notice of this author and her nice writing


  6. says:

    I will not ruin this read for anyone by writing an in depth review because the delight comes in discovery with this book A whimsical yet masterful accumulation of meaning about what it means to be lost and found Are fresh books still being written? Kristin Bair O'Keeffe shows the answer yes


  7. says:

    Even when you read regularly it takes time to find something truly great; but every once in a while there will be a book a poem a story that truly turns you on your heel holds you in place and keeps you loving recommending and discussing that piece for months Though first described to me as “a great summer read” and “something good to take to the beach” Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s The Art of Floating was precisely that piece I needed to improve my summer—and not just by giving me a book to read under an umbrella next to the waves Sia Dane’s personal story at first glance may appear to be a simple one a woman well defined and independent in her writing life and her marriage to her husband Jack and then grief stricken and unable to write upon his disappearance one year before the opening of the novel This in and of itself may suggest a straight forward story of grief whether or not beautifully written Even with the addition of a strange man on the beach who Sia discovers early in the morning would support this story arch perhaps with the inclusion of a romantic turn which would fulfill that “take it to the beach” mantra However even if this is how Sia Dane’s story begins it is hardly conclusive or summative and we end in a very different place than we might have guessed What is so beautiful haunting and even bewildering about this novel is the way in which Bair O’Keeffe can first introduce us to a story we think we know and twist it into something symbolic surreal and highly bodily which immediately removes The Art of Floating from the common “beach read” section and propels it to the realm of literary fiction—and presents it as a gorgeous example of literary fiction at that When I was first introduced to this title I did the unthinkable thing—something that I am very guilty of doing on a regular basis despite my extreme dislike for spoilers I read the back cover And I knew deep in my gut perhaps in the same place where Sia finds her flopping fish that this book was different In the first line of the synopsis it summarizes “When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing closed down her house stuffed her heart into a cage and started floating” I read that line over and over gushing with excitement at the sheer potential of the novel being refreshing and different When the book arrived at my home I wanted so badly to break the reading order of books I had “scheduled” before this one but I held my ground clenched my teeth and waited until it was Bair O’Keeffe’s turn—and boy was it worth the wait It was than I could have bargained for expected or dreamed of The events detailed on the back cover do indeed happen for real within the context of this novel This reality is created and made acceptable—made beautiful and strange and heart felt—within the first several pages of the book when Sia discovers the man on the beach who she names “Toad” and feels a literal wave of his sadness enter her body—as well as a large flopping fish in her stomach which she feels move whenever she feels empathy for another person Obviously this is outside the operational realm of our bodies and the abilities of them; but that in the end is what makes these surreal moves so beautiful and true when we are given that image that is at once strange and capable of retelling those emotions that we otherwise feel are beyond the reach of description In their surreal nature they apply truth Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s novel The Art of Floating is too entirely beautiful to reduce to “a great summer read” or “something good to take to the beach” Though I did read this over the summer and while the book did make an appearance at a water park it was not read in that time or place out of simplicity or lack of expectation Rather reading that back cover pushed my expectations to a higher level where I wanted strangeness and originality and literary ness to thrive And it did This is one of the most gorgeous and emotionally demanding novels that I have read in years and it tackles the duality of the lost and found with renewed fervor and poignancy I haven’t seen in fiction—“women’s” or not—for uite some time Not only does this novel reuire that you open yourself to a wide range of emotions but it demands you to open your mind to the unusual physicality of these emotions their shift in physics even; and it even projects into you those emotions you’re seeing and feeling on the page—the frustration and need for patience with the Dogcatcher and the therapist the split between being happy and appalled by Jilly the love and pain felt for Jackson and Toad and the possibilities the range of emotions and reactions continue When it really comes down to it this is such a deep and well thought out examination of how we grieve and love and relate to one another Perhaps it’s unrealistic to expect this much from one novel to want a book to meet so many demands effectively between a pair of covers—but I feel it’s all been done here; and I know when I read it again I’ll feel the same way and the surprises will keep coming


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    Previously reviewed on The Good The Bad The UnreadThis is a rather odd sort of book but the dreamy uality of the main narrative fits it perfectly Small towns are notorious for being strange but the location for The Art of Floating is stranger than most and this is reflected not only in the mood of the book but also in the way it and its chapters are structured sometimes a chapter moves the story along by telling another part of the main story and sometimes it just pulls out snippets of what’s being said in order to add depth We hear not only the voices of the main characters but also follow the development of the skipping rhyme the local girls invent in response to Sia’s story and get to read the inspirational uotes rarely biblical posted anew outside the local church each weekOdyssia Dane Sia to most people is the daughter of a rather eccentric mother who gave birth as a teenager but is still very much in love with her husband and devoted to her daughter Sia meanwhile still hasn’t got over the loss of her husband of nine years Jackson who went out to get coffee the previous spring and never came back Sia’s grief is all encompassing she didn’t leave the house for the first few months of her loss and is completely incapable of writing anything when the book starts Before her loss she was a successful author who loved making lists – as did Jackson whose main job was taking care of the rare plovers who nested on the beaches close to their homeThe plovers are a big point of contention in the town dividing its inhabitants into those who want to protect the birds by keeping the beaches closed all spring and those who want the beaches open so badly that they are consumed by hate for the birds Then Sia finds a different kind of rare creature and by caring for him she both opens up the town to an invasion of outsiders and begins to make friends with some unlikely characters closer to homeToad the silent man that Sia finds on the beach and names because naming things is what she does becomes a media sensation Sia and her allies want to tell the world about him in order to reunite him with his family – who must be experiencing the same feelings of loss as Sia does for Jackson – but they resent the intrusion of the media circus who descend on Sia’s house and follow her and Toad wherever they goSia’s uest to find out Toad’s identity brings her into contact with the Dogcatcher a homeless woman who collects lost things along with notices about missing pets and through this strange acuaintanceship begins to piece together what might have happened on the morning that Jackson disappearedI love this book although it doesn’t uite feel complete Maybe that is the author’s intention; these characters and their home almost exist in a place outside time just beyond our own world I definitely want to read it again to pick up on nuances I may have missed the first time around


  9. says:

    I love the structure of this novel and the confidence with which O’Keeffe handles her chronology The book opens naturally with the most fascinating moment the appearance of the stranger from the sea In the second chapter we hear about the other pivotal moment of Sia Dane’s life the disappearance of her husband and soon we have scenes from the years of their marriage from Sia’s childhood from the viewpoint of a mysterious collector of lost things—all as the current story rolls alongIn juggling all this O’Keeffe is both fearless and deft The book has an irresistible a delectable flow It turns from past to present and back again without a wink without a pause without the least confusion Sia Dane learns the art of floating above the moment often as a kind of escape from reality—but O’Keeffe floats as well She floats above a great number of stories dropping in wherever she chooses And where she goes I follow gladly I liked especially the many lists in the book They’re engaging they’re fun and they set the narrative spinning This is a lovely and inventive novel


  10. says:

    I love this book The first sentence immediately pulled me in and by the first two chapters I was completely hooked So many mysteries who is the strange woman watching Sia? What happened to Sia's husband? Who is the man with the Robert Redford looks? How did he wash up on shore? Will he ever speak? Will he and Sia become a couple? O'Keeffe's characters and their plotlines kept me reading well into the night I lingered over the descriptions of the people who populate the New England seaside town where the book is set Lots of clever humor drawn from daily life makes it an uplifting book I especially enjoyed Sia's dog Gumper as much a character as the people as he stalwartly supports Sia and everyone around her If you're an animal lover this book is worth reading just for the characterization of this big loyal strong dedicated dog Reader group discussion uestions included at the end were fun to think about even though I read this novel outside of a reading groupStrongly recommend this book about being lost and about being found


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At a time when nothing seems realit takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing closed down her house stuffed her heart into a cage and started floating It wasn’t the normal response to heartache but Sia rarely did things the n. THE ART OF FLOATING is an extraordinary and magical novel – a complex deep and thought provoking story of love loss and grief a state of mind one of mere existing a state of floating a world of imagination suspended to protect oneself from grief and hurt Coping without really living or accepting unable to move onMeaning of floating “having little or no attachment not firmly placed or set or fastened uncommitted not bound or pledged continually moving or changing position” Sia lost her husband Jackson—disappearing when he goes out for coffee on a regular morning after a fun and sexy morning bet while lounging in bed who gets oral sex or goes for coffee One ordinary morning Sia Gumper the dog and Jackson What would cause a happy man to leave for a coffee run; never to return A little over a year later novelist Sia has been unable to write since the tragic day her husband left without a word discovers a beautiful man on the beach dressed in a business suit soaked and mute THE SILENT MAN She takes him home and allows him to merely exist calling him Toad He never speaks or communicates There is much controversy over this mysterious and gorgeous man which expands worldwide in search of the history of this intriguing manWhere did he come from his past his story All appearances indicate he has experienced something very tragic causing him to be unable to speak Everyone has an opinion as to the man’s story combined with the woman who found him she also has been withdrawn and kind of crazy since the loss of her husbandWhen two lost souls meet they have in common than they may think Could they help one another over their grief and back to a world of living—how are they connected Is the water the ocean any relation Where do they go when in a floating stage The novel goes back and forth from the days leading up to Jackson’s disappearance their life and love to today A personal novel of intimate feelings about two people this novel will make you laugh out loud with the wit and sarcasm sweet and eroticsexy banter off the wall jokes through 171 chapters as Sia recounts their poignant time together Oh loved Sia’s parents their engaging background and her best friend Gillian which keeps everyone on their toesIf you are looking for a uiet mindless beach read—this book is not for you If you are seeking a deep thought provoking unconventional and imaginative novel with writing which bounces all over the place full of eccentric characters and explores deep hidden feelings of the heart soul and mind this is your book It is not a depressing book as has so much humor and wit a total page turner There is also another secondary character – the dog catcher a collector of things—highly entertaining and puzzling how does this character fit into the story Towards the end of the book everything will come to surface as the pieces fit perfectly It is hard to put THE ART OF FLOATING in a specific genre mystery suspense self discovery adventure drama magical yet it explores elements outside the box—leaving the readers dying to find out the answers to the two mysteries and draw conclusions From uirky rhymes poems words floating all over the page incredible usage of words thoughts—O’Keeffe expresses her talent and a style which is rare she tackles grief and withdrawal masterfully skilled at character development plot planning with wonderful lyrical prose A captivating story with intense feelings and suspense which builds until the end leaving you dying to know about these complex charactersI was transported with settings so realistic and feelings raw holding your attention no matter where the author leads you She has control—the parallel with water was uite peaceful and its relation to floating as well as the two lost souls which are grieving Would highly recommend the audiobook as Kristin Bair O'Keeffe Author and Christina Traister Narrator—totally mesh for a dynamic duo both understanding these well drawn characters for a stellar performanceIf you are looking for a wide variety of comments and opinions—this book is ideal for book clubs and further discussions I so look forward to reading from this talented and highly creative author JDCMustReadBooks This review sums up my thoughts about THE ART OF FLOATING Blending radiant language and a dreamlike journey through sorrow and healing this is one to recommend to fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Eowyn Ivey Booklist Mandalas: Livre De Coloriage Pour Adultes realit takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus When her beloved husband Jackson disappeared without a trace popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing closed down her house stuffed her heart into a cage and started floating It wasn’t the normal Briller à l'oral pour les Nuls response to heartache but Sia L'Horloger a l'etabli - Guide pratique du reparateur et du repasseur. rarely did things the n. 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Ormal wayExactly one year one month and six days after Jackson’s disappearance Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach He’s mute unresponsive and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea It’s the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police But Jackson is gone As unreal as he seems Sia is determine. I will not ruin this read for anyone by writing an in depth review because the delight comes in discovery with this book A whimsical yet masterful accumulation of meaning about what it means to be lost and found Are fresh books still being written Kristin Bair O'Keeffe shows the answer yes