[Virtual] LitFest:Voices in Historical Fiction: Rachel Beanland and Kristin Harmel

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rachel Beanland’s debut novel FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER transports us to Atlantic City, 1934. The beaches are packed, but the crowds won’t deter Florence Adler, home from college and determined to spend her summer training to swim the English Chanel. Training is a welcome respite from Florence’s family’s crowded apartment. 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. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home.

Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling and #1 international bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names. Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel. Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a newspaper nearby. She freezes; it’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

In Conversation with Andrea Peskind Katz, Founder,; Great Thoughts, Great Readers Book Salon

Presented by the JCC Literary Consortium

Registration closes one hour prior to start time. The Zoom link will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the program's start time. This is a one-time use link and is not shareable.

Tuesday, November 10 | 11 am - Noon
$10 talk only