Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents
In Conversation with Andrea Peskind Katz
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
Tickets: $6 or $34 for one virtual ticket and copy of either book (includes shipping) or $55 for one virtual ticket and copy of both books (includes shipping)
Atlantic City, 1934. Renting their house to summer vacationers, Esther and Joseph Adler move into the cramped apartment above their bakery. Now one daughter, Florence has returned from college to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, her pregnant sister, Fannie, is on bed rest and a young woman emigre from Nazi Germany has joined the crowded the apartment. Esther’s only thought is to keep her daughters close and safe but Fannie’s pregnancy is risky, her husband, Isaac, is a schemer, and Florence’s suitor is the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies. When tragedy strikes, Esther decides to hide the truth—at least until Fannie’s baby is born—and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies. Long-buried tensions rise to the surface, revealing how the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal. Based on a true story,
Beanland’s family saga is an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure and even thrive after a tragedy.