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A shot at Olympic gold in ski jumping. It's a dream that has been the exclusive property of male athletes. Until now. For seventeen-year-old Ellie Engebretsen, the 2011 decision to include women's ski jumping in the Olympics is a game changer. She'd love to bring home the gold for her father, a former Olympic competitor whose dreams were blown along with his knees on an ill-timed landing. But can she defy the pull of gravity that draws her to Kate Moreau, her biggest competition and the girl of her dreams? How can Ellie soar through the air when all she feels like doing is falling hard?
Bold Strokes Books, 9781626394834, 224pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 2016
About the Author
Minnesota writer Juliann Rich spent her childhood in search of the perfect climbing tree. The taller the better! A branch thirty feet off the ground was a good perch for a young girl to find herself. Seeking truth in nature and finding a unique point of view remain crucial elements in her life as well as her writing. Juliann is a PFLAG mom who can be found walking Pride parades with her son. Juliann lives in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley.