Beach Reads: “Swell”


By Jill Eisenstadt
Domestic Fiction, Humor
Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Thirty years after “From Rockaway,” Jill Eisenstadt returns with a darkly funny exposé about a city and a family at their most vulnerable time. When Sue Glassman’s family needs a new home, Sue converts to Judaism in return for a house purchased by her father-in-law. The catch? It’s rickety, it’s haunted, and it’s a world away from their Tribeca apartment. Oh, and Sue’s father-in-law is moving in, too. On the weekend of Sue’s conversation party, havoc arises as old friends return and remind us that we surely live in a world full of uncertainty.