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Florence Adler Swims Forever with Author Rachel Beanland

Date: September 24, 2020Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Contact: Alison RivlinPhone: 908-889-8800 x260Email: [email protected]

This is a free virtual program.  Please contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or [email protected] for Zoom link.

The title of Rachel Beanland’s new novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever, leads readers to believe they are cracking the spine of a light beach read about a bygone era. The first few chapters reward these expectations, as the reader is immersed in the world of 1930s Atlantic City. Yet the book soon takes a turn, tackling emotional themes and a storyline that becomes increasingly complex by the page. The novel centers on a Jewish family no longer struggling to assimilate, but rather dealing with the challenges of economic survival, antisemitism, and intermarriage. Proud Partner of the Jewish Book Council.