The Hudson Library will be hosting Rachel Beanland on June 9th at 7pm. Beanland will be discussing her book Florence Adler Swims Forever.
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In Atlantic City, 1934, daughter Florence has returned from college for the summer, determined to swim the English Channel and daughter Fannie is confined to bed with a difficult pregnancy. The girls’ father, Joseph, has taken in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany. When tragedy strikes, matriarch Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth, and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal.
“The perfect summer read” (USA TODAY) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets over the course of one summer.
*A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * One of USA TODAY’s “Best Books of 2020” * One o