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Author's new book explores the comfort & rhythm of routine
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Julie Otsuka
8/11/202226:25

Julie Otsuka latest novel, "The Swimmers," opens with a group of obsessed swimmers whose daily ritual is interrupted when a mysterious crack forming at the bottom of their local pool forces its closure. As the unexplained crack grows and spreads, the story shifts to follow Alice, one of the swimmers, and her slow descent into dementia. Otsuka joins Book Lust with Nancy Pearl and explains the connection between the two halves of the book, and they discuss writing style, favorite authors, and future projects.

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