Welcome to our first ever free book club here at SHRC, led by our in house bookworm, Marie Haney!
Each month, a new book selection will be voted on and made by the members of our group. We will all read the book, and throughout the month, discussion posts will be made in our Facebook Group. Participation in the discussions is encouraged, but is not required. We will also have some fun giveaways, prizes, and more!
It is our hope that once we no longer have to socially distance, we can get together face-to-face for some real fun!
Over the course of one summer that begins with a shocking tragedy, three generations of the Adler family grapple with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets.
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. This is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams.
When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision 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, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal after tragedy.