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Women of WHC Present: Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever

Tuesday May 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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The Women of WHC are pleased to welcome Rachel Beanland to discuss her debut novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever. Set in Atlantic City in 1934 and based on a true story, this book is about turning a tragedy into the American Dream.


This journey through the Adler family’s heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure, and even thrive, after tragedy.


“Beanland beautifully handles the depiction of loss and rebuilding life without a loved one, describing moments that are by turns painful and moving,” Publishers Weekly proclaims. “The thick emotional tension will please fans of character-driven historicals.”

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall

This program will take place on Zoom. A link to participate will be provided upon RSVP.



Rachel Beanland is the author of Florence Adler Swims Forever, her debut novel which was released in July of 2020 by Simon & Schuster. The book was selected as the Barnes & Noble Book Club pick for July, and was named a Featured Debut by Amazon and an Indie Next pick by the American Booksellers Association. Rachel has an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Richmond, Virginia with her family.

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.



Tuesday, May 4


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




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