Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles

Small Bodies of Water

Nina Mingya Powles

272 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction essays memoir nature emotional reflective medium-paced


Home is many people and places and languages, some separated by oceans.Nina Mingya Powles first learned to swim in Borneo – where her mother was born and her grandfather studied freshwater fish. There, the local swimming pool became her first body...

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reflective 95%
emotional 58%
informative 45%
inspiring 35%
relaxing 35%
hopeful 23%
adventurous 7%
sad 7%
challenging 4%
lighthearted 4%
funny 2%


medium 49%
slow 46%
fast 3%

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