Del Mar- Monday April 3rd at 11 am - First Mondays Book Group - Reads and Discusses "The Swimmers" by Julie Otsuka


Diesel Del Mar First Mondays Book Group!

Join us on Monday April 3rd at 11 am 

Come and Discover Great California Writing!

To join the book group, please email

This month's book is

The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka 

The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world without comfort or relief.
One of these swimmers is Alice, who is slowly losing her memory. For Alice, the pool was a final stand against the darkness of her encroaching dementia. Without the fellowship of other swimmers and the routine of her daily laps she is plunged into dislocation and chaos, swept into memories of her childhood and the Japanese American incarceration camp in which she spent the war. Alice's estranged daughter, reentering her mother's life too late, witnesses her stark and devastating decline.

This meeting will be held at 11:00 am on April 3rd.
at Diesel, A Bookstore in Del Mar.

Event date: 
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore Del Mar
12843 E Camino Real Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
The Swimmers: A novel (CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE WINNER) By Julie Otsuka Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593466629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2023

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