Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland is based on the author's true family story. The novel takes place in 1934 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and is told through the eyes of nine-year-old Gussie, Florence's niece. Florence Adler is a swimming star and determined to be the first Jewish woman to swim the English Channel. During a practice swim in the Atlantic Ocean a tragic accident occurs resulting in Florence's death. Florence's mother, Esther, decides to keep the news about her death from Florence's very pregnant sister, Fannie, who is in the hospital on bedrest. Fannie has already lost one baby and Esther does not want to cause her any additional stress. An elaborate scheme is hatched to keep the secret. I highly recommend this book. You will not be able to put it down. Read more about this engrossing book at Simon and Schuster.