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The night swimmers

Betsy Cromer Byars

The night swimmers

by Betsy Cromer Byars

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Published by Laurel-Leaf Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction.,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.

  • About the Edition

    With their mother dead and their father working nights, Retta tries to be mother to her two younger brothers but somehow things just don"t seem to be working right.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBetsy Byars.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination125 p. ;
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15349943M
    ISBN 10044096766X
    OCLC/WorldCa7656419

    Retta must care for her brothers with little help from her father, a country-western singer who is gone every night. Will Retta and her brothers' nightly swims.   Watch the lyric video for "Night Swimmers" now! Directed by Zoë Que The new album WHAT WENT DOWN featuring "Night Swimmers," "Give It All," "Mountain At My Gates" & "What Went Down" is out now.

    “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. The Night Swimmers. By: Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force”, and she has never done so more clearly than in this book, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.

    The Night Swimmers is a moving story of siblings who can count on nobody but one another. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author's personal collection. 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).


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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).

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 The night swimmers book performing his music, so Retta is left home to tend to her two younger brothers, Johnny and Roy/5.

This review refers to the release of The Night Swimmers by Open Road for Young Readers. I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced review copy of this title. Betsy Byars originally released this story in and it won the National Book Award in Cited by: 6.

The Night Swimmers has been reviewed as an autobiographical novel, but the lines may be blurrier than that. The story starts in the s on Wisconsins Door Peninsula. The narrator has recently graduated from college and is beginning his life as a writer (all the hows and whys of his future remain undefined and this troubles him)/5.

“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.

The Night Swimmers is a beautiful delving, a rapturous dive into the mysteries of ordinary life.”Author: Peter Rock.

The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock 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.

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. The Night Swimmers by Peter Rock is an odd, dark book full of mysteries that are never solved, relationships that stall without reason, and a middle aged man's attempt to revisit and make sense of those mysteries and relationships from his s: 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."-- "The New York Times Book Review."A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, An American Book Award, Parents' 3/5(5).

Ms. Byars’s award-winning children’s books, including “The Summer of the Swans” and “The Night Swimmers,” often dealt with abandonment. National Book Award winner The Night Swimmers is a moving story of siblings who can count on nobody but one another.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author’s personal collection.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. Instead their secret nightly. Get this from a library. The night swimmers. [Peter Rock] -- "Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places.

Peter Rock's stunning. 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.

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.

One night Retta takes the boys to swim in a neighbor's pool/5(4). Book Description. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The Night Swimmers (Puffin Books) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after /5(). The following is from Peter Rock's novel The Night narrator, a recent college graduate, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night.

The nature of these night swims, and of his relationship to Mrs. Abel, becomes increasingly mysterious to the narrator as the summer passes, until the night that Mrs. Abel disappears. 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. The Night Swimmers is a beautiful delving, a rapturous dive into the mysteries of ordinary life.”-Leni Zumas “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. Instead their secret nightly practice in a dark and. 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.

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.

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 : Soho Press, Incorporated.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/5().