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Florence Adler Swims Forever Over The Course Of One Summer That Begins With A Shocking Tragedy, Three Generations Of The Adler Family Grapple With Heartbreak, Romance, And The Weight Of Family Secrets In This Stunning Debut Novel That S Perfect For Fans Of Manhattan Beach And The Dollhouse Atlantic City, Every Summer, Esther And Joseph Adler Rent Their House Out To Vacationers Escaping To America S Playground And Move Into The Small Apartment Above Their Bakery Despite The Cramped Quarters, This Is The Apartment Where They Raised Their Two Daughters, Fannie And Florence, And It Always Feels Like Home Now Florence Has Returned From College, Determined To Spend The Summer Training To Swim The English Channel, And Fannie, Pregnant Again After Recently Losing A Baby, Is On Bedrest For The Duration Of Her Pregnancy After Joseph Insists They Take In A Mysterious Young Woman Whom He Recently Helped Emigrate From Nazi Germany, The Apartment Is Bursting At The Seams Esther Only Wants To Keep Her Daughters Close And Safe But Some Matters Are Beyond Her Control There S Fannie S Risky Pregnancy Not To Mention Her Always Scheming Husband, Isaac And The Fact That The Handsome Heir Of A Hotel Notorious For Its Anti Semitic Policies, Seems To Be In Love With Florence When Tragedy Strikes, Esther Makes The Shocking Decision To Hide The Truth At Least Until Fannie S Baby Is Born 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 Based On A True Story And Told In The Vein Of J Courtney Sullivan S Saints For All Occasions And Anita Diamant S The Boston Girl, Beanland S Family Saga Is A Breathtaking Portrait Of Just How Far We Will Go To In Order To Protect Our Loved Ones And An Uplifting Portrayal Of How The Human Spirit Can Endure And Even Thrive After Tragedy

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Florence Adler Swims Forever
  • Rachel Beanland
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9781982132460

About the Author: Rachel Beanland

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays and is the author of the novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever, which will be published by Simon Schuster in July 2020 Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and Broad Street, among other places Rachel attended the University of South Carolina and will earn her MFA in fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University this spring She lives in


10 thoughts on “Florence Adler Swims Forever

  1. says:

    What a sweet story I was a bit aghast when the tragic event happens at the very beginning Now what Where is it going to go We have secrets, a risky pregnancy, coping with grief, new romances breathe So much happened I was kept enthralled Set in 1934 Atlantic City the settings were spot on The writing made you feel as if you were there breathing the ocean air along with the Adler family Just an old fashioned enjoyable story.

  2. says:

    What a well constructed, immensely readable page turner this DEBUT NOVEL is It s not a spoiler to tell you that Florence Adler, an accomplished swimmer who is training to swim the English Channel, drowns in the first few pages of this remarkable novel What would be a spoiler would be to tell you how her death affects her family, when her mother, Edith, determines to keep the death a secret from Florence s sister Fannie, who is in the final weeks of a difficult pregnancy Fannie is in the hospital, on doctor imposed bed rest after losing a baby the previous year, and she is isolated from radio, newspaper, and gossip We take intimate looks at Florence s mother, father, brother in law, niece, and boyfriend, along with the nurses at the hospital and the lifeguards at the beach If you only read one book this fall, make it this one I read this EARC courtesy of Simon Schuster pub date 06 02 20

  3. says:

    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review Based on the author s true family story, this family saga explores how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones Started out strong but lost some steam in the middle of the story with a nearly predictable feel good ending.2.75

  4. says:

    Thank you Simon Schuster and NetGalley for providing an e ARC for an honest review.What a great Debut book, certainly can t wait to read books by Rachel Reanland Can t wait for the Audiobook to come out, I will certainly be listening to it. to see what I missed while reading it.I m a big fan of Historical Fiction and this certainly gives me everything that makes it pretty great Death, Birth, Lies, Love, it all takes place in a time when the world is in such a turmoil, that sometimes just doing something seems like a miracle.Great read be sure to put this on your list of new Author books to read.

  5. says:

    Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland is quite honestly one of the best books I have read this year It is absolutely stunning This historical fiction novel is the first novel to be written by this author, and if this is any indication of her talent, there will be many gems to come.This is such a unique and fascinating plot that focusses on the Adler family during the summer of 1934 in Atlantic City It is in 3 parts, each part covering a summer month, and each chapter alternating between the viewpoints of the main characters which is ingenious by the way Gussie, Esther, Joseph, Fannie, Issac, Stuart, and Anna The story starts out with a tragic loss of the Adler s youngest of two daughters Florence The drama unfolds not just of reacting and coping with the sudden loss, but also with the idea to keep the news of the death away from Fannie whom has 2 months left of a difficult pregnancy, as the fear from Esther the women s mother is that the news could jeopardize the safety of mom and baby especially after their infant loss the year before What ensues is nothing short of breathtaking The landscape descriptions, the literary translation of the depth of the loss, sadness, grieving, anger, frustration, helplessness and finally hope, acceptance, and love that the author was able to give the reader is nothing short of amazing I felt as if I was actually part of the family My heart rate increased when I was worried, fearful, and tears spilled alongside the family during this time of loss and also awakening The development and change of each character throughout this summer is mesmerizing The plot is fantastic, the pace perfect, the characters were complex yet relatable, and the ending perfect It was also even memorable to read the author note at the end and to know that this is actually based on her own family She describes what is a reflection of true events and people, and what was added and changed for the story I even loved the author s thanks to her friends and family at the end This is an amazing book, the top 3 that I have had the honor to read this year, and I implore everyone to please read this.5 5 stars enthusiastically Thank you NetGalley and Simon Schuster for this ARC and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts immediately and will post it to my and BN accounts upon publication.

  6. says:

    Totally biased

  7. says:

    Such a beautifully written book and such a wonderful story I flew through this book and then missed it when I was finished The story stayed with me for days after and I can t wait to see what she writes next.

  8. says:

    Full review to come soon.

  9. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review I m already excited to post that review upon publication.

  10. says:

    Such an interesting snapshot of Atlantic City s past and of the plight of Jews here and in Europe on the cusp of Hitler s rise This was a really nuanced portrait of a family, I loved the shifting perspectives.

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