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Review: ‘The Swimmers’ by Julie Otsuka

Mother-daughter story is a bittersweet submersion

A black and white photo of Julie Otsuka sitting on a bench.
If you’ve ever done a flip turn at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, the YMCA or Western’s Rec Center pool, you will immediately recognize the regulars in Julie Otsuka’s third novel, “The Swimmers,” which recently garnered the author a Carnegie Medal for Excellence. (Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House)
By Christine Perkins CDN Contributor
It takes a minute to dive below the surface of Julie Otsuka’s third novel, “The Swimmers,” bec
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