Release of A Single Swim – Kristina Circelli

Posted: May 26, 2014 in nonfiction, release day
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Kristina Circelli has written a non-fiction book called A Single Swim.  This 24,000 word novella is based on the true events of her cousin Courtney:

 
On August 13th, 2011, sixteen-year-old Courtney Nash passed away after contracting Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that lurks in warm waters. This is her story. 

A Single Swim follows Courtney’s life and death, while taking a closer look into an amoebic infection very few people ever hear about – until it’s too late. Tracing as far back as 1960s, Naegleria fowleri and the resulting infection of this parasite have taken more than a dozen lives, with a fatality rate of nearly 100%. 

Through an examination of Courtney’s case along with stories of other victims across the United States, A Single Swim offers a glimpse into our waters’ rare silent killer. From ecology to symptoms, hospital care to awareness, find out what can happen … after a single swim.
 
Kristina has spent time with other families who have lost loved ones to the same parasite.  They gave permission to use their stories and images.
A percntage of the profits from the book sales will be donated back to the Courtney Nash Amoeba Awareness Foundation.

Through an examination of Courtney’s case along with stories of other victims across the United States, A Single Swim offers a glimpse into our waters’ rare silent killer. From ecology to symptoms, hospital care to awareness, find out what can happen … after a single swim.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1kDUGNQ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1h4n1xO
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1oyTgol
iBooks: http://bit.ly/1oyTHiC

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