David McGlynn | A Door in the Ocean

Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.

David McGlynn will read from and sign his memoir, A Door in the Ocean, a coming-of-age story centered on swimming and a violent tragedy and how the author came to evangelical Christianity.

McGlynn grew up in Houston, Texas, and Southern California. His story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, won the 2008 Utah Book Award and was named an “Outstanding Achievement” by the Wisconsin Librarians’ Association. His stories and essays have appeared in Men’s Health, The Huffington Post, Best American Sports Writing, and numerous literary journals. He teaches at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife and sons.

A lifelong swimmer, he captured a national championship in the 500–yard freestyle at the 2001 United States Masters National Championships. He continues to compete in open–water swimming races all across the country, and on most mornings is the first one in the pool.


Event date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
84105 Salt Lake City
A Door in the Ocean: A Memoir By David McGlynn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582438290
Published: Counterpoint - July 3rd, 2012

The End of the Straight and Narrow: Stories By David McGlynn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619021501
Published: Counterpoint - June 25th, 2013