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Can secrets bring a family together? or tear them apart? In Rachel Beanland’s novel, Florence Adler Swims Forever, Florence’s family must figure out how to grieve her untimely death, while keeping it a secret from her bed-bound pregnant sister. Based on a true incident from her family history, Rachel imagines what life would have been like for the Adler family in Atlantic City in 1935.

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