The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World 

Reviewed By  Kelcey Ellis       November 26, 2014

 

Author  Saqbina Berman

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 9780857201928
Publisher:         Simon & Schuster UK
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Website:    http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk 

In the wake of her sister’s death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family tuna company.

There, she discovers a wild child with no name, who turns out to be the autistic niece she never knew she had. Isabelle names the girl Karen and takes it upon herself to cherish and nurture her.

So begins a miraculous journey for Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love of her Aunt, but also at the bottom of the ocean…

 A one-of-a-kind novel from a one-of-a-kind writer, The Woman Who Dived into the Heart of the World will open your eyes and break your heart. This is what the cover stipulates and thankfully delivers.

The writing is intelligent, calm, curious, narrated by the autistic character Karen who refers to herself as “Me”.

There is adventure, plot twists and turns but at the core a keen understanding and perception of autism and the journey that Karen and her Aunt go on.

Included in this heartwarming book is also themes of environmentalism, family, love of self and more facts about Tuna then you realised! A good fast read.