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Books on Tap
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online event
Our June book is Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui.

With lyrical and descriptive writing, Tsui (American Chinatown) shares different stories about our relationship with water, beginning with her own experiences swimming in the Bay Area. The book is similar to a collection of essays, wherein Tsui shares stories about others and intertwines her own voice, including recollections about going to the beach while growing up in New York. The author writes about a wide range of topics, including the history of humans swimming, from early times to the success of marathon open-water swimmer Kimberley Chambers and even a Baghdad swim club that uses Saddam Hussein's palace pool. Throughout, Tsui references literature, history, and science without overwhelming readers, who will walk away from the book learning an incredible amount of information, yet in an easy-to-digest way.

You can use your library card to check out a copy of the ebook or audiobook on Hoopla. Physical copies may also be available. Place a hold to pick up your copy.
We will meet in cyberspace. No need to leave your couch or even bathe. We encourage take out and/or delivery. We hope you can join us!
To receive the link please visit Books on Tap at Meetup.com to RSVP.
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