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The night swimmers.

Betsy Cromer Byars

The night swimmers.

by Betsy Cromer Byars

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Published by Nelson in Walton-on-Thames .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published 1980.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22442889M
ISBN 100174324308
OCLC/WorldCa221644040

Peter Rock's stunning auto-biographical novel begins in the 90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin, where the narrator, a man recently graduated from college, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open water, navigating the currents and swells, the rise and fall of the lake. Retta, Johnny and Roy are the night swimmers: three children whose father leaves them alone while he performs as a singer. "Byars has the uncanny ability to know the secret lives the outward postures, and the exact words her characters would surely use."-- /5().

Betsy Byars (née Cromer; August 7, – Febru ) was an American author of children's novel Summer of the Swans won the Newbery Medal. She has also received a National Book Award for Young People's Literature for The Night Swimmers () and an Edgar Award for Wanted Mud Blossom ().. Byars has been called "one of the Education: Furman University, Queens College. Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World was a New York Times Editor's Pick, one of the San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Books of the Year, and is being made into a major motion picture. Now, Bondurant has delivered The Night Swimmer, an atmospheric tale infused with Hitchcockian suspense.

  “Swimming at night, to compare its slipperiness to that of a dream would be to ignore the work of staying afloat, the mesmerism brought on by the rhythm, the repetition of the strokes.” Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies Author: Peter Rock. The Night Swimmers Peter Rock. Soho, $25 (p) ISBN Buy this book the book’s moody sense of hidden depths and dangers .


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The Night Swimmers is a beautiful delving, a rapturous dive into the mysteries of ordinary life.” —Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks “Peter Rock has written a weird and haunting story about a younger man and an older woman who like to swim in the dark. Happily The Night Swimmers is no male coming of age story/5(21).

The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars was the National Book Award winner for children's fiction. Retta's mother is dead, and her father, a country singer, works nights performing his music, so Retta is left home to tend to her two younger brothers, Johnny and Roy/5.

The book is called a novel, but it's more a work of creative nonfiction, filtered through the lens of memory, where Pete, as a young man of 26, returns to his family's summer cabin in Wisconsin during a transitional period of his life.

The night swimmers in the book are Pete and a widow, Claire Abel, who lives next door/5(21). ISBN - Betsy Byars always manages to make a story more interesting than I expect, and Night Swimmers - winner of the American Book Award The night swimmers.

book does it again. Retta, Johnny and Roy are the new kids in by: 6. From the Tournament of Books longlist - this semi-autobiographical novel about a young man and an older woman who swim together on the lake at night.

While the writing is fine, the story, to the extent there is one, is meandering and pointless. flag 18 likes Like see review Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it liked it/5. The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars tells the story of three children who have essentially lost both their parents the night their mother died.

These children struggle to experience life and friendship because they have no one at home to support them /5(11). Matt Bondurant is the author of three novels, the most recent of which is The Night Swimmer.

Lawless—previously published as The Wettest County in the World —was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and one of the San Francisco Chronicle ’s 50 Best Books of the Year/5(40). Peter Rock's gorgeous exploration of his young adulthood in Wisconsin in the summer of is perfectly realized in his autobiographical novel, The Night Swimmers.

The narrator strikes up a companionable friendship with a widow who lives up the road from his parents house as they share a love of night : Peter Rock. The Night Swimmer, the latest book by Matt Bondurant (author of The Wettest County in the World), is much like the narrator Ellys favorite hobby: a dark swim through a choppy ocean.

It is a haunting tale of love, intrigue and obsession, tinged with regret throughout.3/5. By swimming together at night, Mrs. Abel and the narrator build a secret relationship out of their shared passion—but the relationship ends prematurely when one night near summer’s close the swimmers arrive upon a strange shoal far from shore and, while exploring it, Mrs.

Abel somehow : Peter Rock. Dell Publishing Company, - Juvenile Fiction- pages 5Reviews Retta, Johnny and Roy are the night swimmers: three children whose father leaves them alone while he performs as 3/5(5). The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars, Troy Howell | at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience.4/4(2). The Night Swimmers is a beautiful delving, a rapturous dive into the mysteries of ordinary life.” —Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks “Peter Rock has written a weird and haunting story about a younger man and an older woman who like to swim in the dark.

Happily The Night Swimmers is no male coming of age story. In this autobiographical novel, Peter Rock endeavors to recreate the summer ofwhen he was an unemployed year-old writer, living with his parents in their summer cabin on Lake Michigan, and evading the question of what he was going to do next.

The Night Swimmers is a beautiful delving, a rapturous dive into the mysteries of ordinary life.” —Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks “Peter Rock has written a weird and haunting story about a younger man and an older woman who like to swim in the dark.

Happily The Night Swimmers is no male coming of age : Soho Press, Incorporated. Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Teacher Store Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education Classroom Magazines The Night Swimmers.

By Troy Howell, Betsy Cromer Byars. Grades. Retta must care for her brothers with little help from her father, a country-western singer who is gone every night.

Retta, Johnny and Roy are the night swimmers: three children whose father leaves them alone while he performs as a singer. A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, An American Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.2/5(4).

The Night Swimmers by Betsy Byars tells the story of three children who have essentially lost both their parents the night their mother died. These children struggle to experience life and friendship because they have no one at home to support them or push them to do better than they are/5(4).

Acutely perceptive and crystal clear; deeply attuned to kids' feelings yet cool-eyed and shrewd; and, to boot, a solidly realized story propelled by original, huggably vulnerable characters: This story of a shallow, career-minded country singer's three motherless kids is just what a children's novel should be.

Retta (for Loretta Lynn) has raised her brothers since their singer mother was Author: Betsy Byars. National Book Foundation > Books > The Night Swimmers. The Night Swimmers Winner, National Book Awards for Children's Books - Fiction, Hardcover.

ISBN Delacorte Press. Betsy Byars. Betsy Byars was an American author of children's books. She wrote over sixty books for young people. The Night Swimmers suggests intriguing comparisons to a book by another Portland author, the late Brian Doyle.

Doyle’s lovely, elegiac Chicago () is also a thinly fictionalized, largely autobiographical look back at a short period in the life of a young writer on the cusp of his future : Peter Rock.“I sat down to read Peter Rock's new novel, The Night Swimmers, and didn’t get up again until I’d finished, heart in throat, tears in eyes, mind spinning with all the things this kaleidoscopic book is about.” –Susan Choi, author of My Education.Praise for The Night Swimmers “Quiet, moody, and beautiful.” —BuzzFeed Books “Among the many pleasures of this riveting book is its intertextual nature: stitched through the story are old letters to a past lover, new emails from the past lover, the diary of a dead painter, a literary rejection note, and other bright scraps.