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BAW Virtual Book Club (Daytime Meeting): "Florence Adler Swims Forever" by Rachel Beanland

Thursday, July 8, 2021 28 Tammuz 5781

1:00 PM - 2:30 PMZoom Videoconference (register for details)

July Title — Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland
Hosted by Lauren John

Esther and Joseph Adler own a bakery, above which is an apartment they lived in while they raised their two daughters. While they now have a house, they still return to the apartment each summer so they can make extra money by renting out their home to vacationers eager to visit Atlantic City. The apartment grows cramped after their daughters, college girl Florence and expectant mother Fannie, return home. Florence is preparing to swim the English Channel, a dangerous venture that requires that she spend the summer training, and Fannie must remain on bed rest lest she run the risk of miscarriage.  Joseph has also brought home a young Jewish woman that he helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, which makes the apartment even more crowded. After Florence dies during a swimming accident Esther convinces the family to hide the truth from Fannie out of fear that she would lose the baby. This proves to be a difficult venture and one that brings out much family tension and many secrets.

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An evening virtual BAW Book Club session is also being offered on Tuesday, July 5 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. (Please register for that session separately.)

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