A shy, young Manhattan attorney from a small-town, working-class background struggles with Globus Hystericus, the sensation of a ball in the throat, which makes it hard for her to eat, speak, and eventually breathe. This multiple-award-winning novel, at times darkly comical, centers on class privilege, gender equity, and the distance that can separate fathers and daughters.

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About Tonya Plank

Tonya Plank worked as a criminal appeals attorney in New York City for many years. A former competitive ballroom dancer and a longtime balletomane, she writes the popular dance blog, “Swan Lake Samba Girl,” which has been lauded by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal and has been cited in those publications as well as CNN.com, the New York Times ArtsBeat blog, and the Washington Post. Her law review articles have been cited in several books. Swallow, her first novel, won Gold Medals in the 2010 IPPY Awards and Living Now Book Awards, and is a finalist in the 2010 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.


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