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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (467 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessica Keener Narrator: Rachel Botchan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Night Swim, the gripping debut novel from Jessica Keener, was heralded as the “arrival of a strong, distinct and fully evolved new voice” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. In 1970s Boston, the glossy veneer of 16-year-old Sarah Kunitz’s wealthy family is starting to show cracks. Her parents’ constant fighting and her mother’s prescription pill abuse drive Sarah into two romantic relationships with unforeseen consequences. With grief fresh in her heart, Sarah wonders if she or her family will ever love again. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This earnest debut centers on Sarah as she tunnels through new depths of loneliness...moving.”

    New York Times

  • “Keener’s observations perfectly capture a certain kind of 1970s adolescence.”

    Boston Globe

  • “This memorable debut will strike a universal chord with readers.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky Maynard | 2/17/2014

    " The characters were so full of angst and low on motivation that it was hard to like them. The ending was so abrupt that I checked to make sure I was really at the end of the iBook. To give the author credit, her writing alone made this book worth the time it took to read it. She has a great turn of phrase and never dumbs down her prose for the reader. I will read her next book on that basis alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica Keener | 2/17/2014

    " Thanks to these wonderful writers for their endorsement of Night Swim: Jennifer Egan, Sara Gruen, Jon Clinch, Dawn Tripp, Caroline Leavitt, Susan Henderson, Carolyn B. Bass, Patry Francis, Risa Miller. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mary | 2/3/2014

    " Well-written, but seemed to meander and then end abruptly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise | 1/28/2014

    " Beautifully written novel about a girl, her family and the loss of her dysfunctional mother. "

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About the Author

Jessica Keener’s writing career was launched when her story “Recovery” won second prize in Redbook's fiction contest. Her work has since been recognized in The Pushcart Prize under “Outstanding Writers” and has appeared in numerous publications, most recently in the Huffington Post. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant and was a finalist for Bread Loaf’s Bakeless Literary Prize. Her debut novel, Night Swim, has been widely praised by reviewers and book bloggers. Her feature articles have appeared in the Boston Globe; O, The Oprah Magazine, Coastal Living, Design New England, and other national publications.