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Florence Adler Swims Forever

Rachel Beanland loosely based her first novel on the story of her great-great-aunt Florence. It’s a worthy tribute and a satisfying historical family drama.

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Review of ‘Florence Adler Swims Forever’

Rachel Beanland’s debut novel opens in 1934 Atlantic City. It’s a blue-sky June day, and most of the Adler family is enjoying the beach: 7-year-old Gussie; Gussie’s grandparents Esther and Joseph; Anna, the young German Jewish woman the family has taken in; and Florence, Esther and Joseph’s younger daughter, a Wellesley College student and star…

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