Every woman needs someone to save her from drowning...Jenny Lipkin, former professional woman and current stressed-out mother of two, is struggling. With a history of depression, she is adjusting to life as just ather mother, drinking coffee in the playground and complaining about breastfeeding, sleepless nights and how to get the buggy on the subway. And then, one summer evening, her husband Harry goes out to buy cigarettes and doesn't return. Jenny is contemplating ending it all, but when she falls off the Brooklyn bridge and into the East River, she finds a surprising ally - a mermaid - and a magical way of dealing with her problems. Once Jenny starts to get her life back in order, will there be any room for a man - or for that matter, a mermaid?
Amy Shearn is the author of How Far Is the Ocean from Here. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota's MFA program. Her work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, Five Chapters, and she writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Find out more about Amy's books: www.amyshearnwrites.com