So, this book made me cry on the airplane. An ode to swimming, routine, kindness, and what it is like to fall into dementia, to love someone with dementia, and to lose that person as they lose themselves. A beautifully written meditation on the difficulties of a mother/ daughter relationship.
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka, (List Price: $23.00, Knopf, 9780593321331, February 2022)
Reviewed by Jessica Osborne, E. Shaver bookseller in Savannah, Georgia