St. Peter Reads This Fall – A Pearl in the Storm


A Pearl in the Storm

Ahoy! The community reading event coming in September (in conjunction with the Reading in Common program at Gustavus, is Tori Murden McClure’s memoir, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean. In 1998, McClure set out to row across the Atlantic by herself. While she hoped to set a record, she didn’t know it would prove to be a record year for hurricanes.  Now president of Spalding College in Louisville, Kentucky, her story is about what motivates a woman to explore the most dangerous and isolated parts of the world and what she has learned about herself in the process.

The author will speak at Christ Chapel on Thursday, September 19th at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The book can be purchased at The Book Mark at Gustavus, Community & Family Education, Nutter Clothing, Saint Peter Public Library, Swedish Kontur, Treaty Site History Center, and Whiskey River Emporium.

Copes of the book are also available for loan at Family Fresh Market, the Saint Peter Public Library, and the Whiskey River Emporium.


One Response to “St. Peter Reads This Fall – A Pearl in the Storm

  1. Dianne Pinney Says:

    I am overwhelmed with glee! This book rocked me when I read it the first time (I am the public librarian in the next town over!) So I read it again. And again. And yet again. I don’t do that. Ever. Then I bought numerous copies and gave them to people. Then I started telling everyone that would listen, “Please, you have to read this book.” Many many many listened. And love it too. And now … Ms. McClure is coming to St. Peter. I will be the one in the front row … overwhelmed with glee.

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