2021-03-09 13:00:002021-03-09 14:30:00America/ChicagoJudy Levin Virtual Book DiscussionsHighland Park Public Library
Tuesday, March 09 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Add to Calendar2021-03-09 13:00:002021-03-09 14:30:00America/ChicagoJudy Levin Virtual Book DiscussionsJoin noted book discussion leader Judy Levin on Zoom as she discusses 'Florence Adler Swims Forever' by Rachel Beanland. Registration required.Highland Park Public Library
Join noted book discussion leader Judy Levin on Zoom as she discusses 'Florence Adler Swims Forever' by Rachel Beanland. Registration required.
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. This is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence. 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.
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 after tragedy.