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Grit Under My Nails: A Memoir in Three Acts

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255 pages3 hours

Summary

A South African woman arrives in America alone with two suitcases, a work visa, and a bottle of fine 1966 Portuguese port—her birth year and a farewell present from a friend. Her quest to escape a painful childhood and discover who her father is takes her from an office cubicle to the mountain peaks of the Himalayas. The successful real estate broker and self-proclaimed workaholic and couch potato turns into an accidental lobbyist for breast cancer and ultra-endurance racer in an agonizing five-day, 100-mile race in India. Unexpected friendships, crushing defeats, and unlikely victories conspire across several continents as the universe keeps her guessing how her own story will turn out.

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