2018’s One Book, One New York city-wide book club selection is the long-awaited, follow-up novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning, Brooklyn-based author Jennifer Egan!

Meticulously well-researched, Manhattan Beach centers on the life of Anna Kerrigan, a young women who supports her mother and sister by working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. With the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s novel weaves together the various lives of the gangsters, divers, bankers, sailors and ship-builders who populated the scene while outfitting the Navy with ships in this transformational moment in American history. For fans of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and other well-crafted tales of mid-twentieth century New York.

This discussion will be held in Room 214--located on the second floor of the library between the entrance to the History, Biography & Religion division and the Business & Career Center.

Reserve a special Discussion Sets copy of the novel, or download the ebook version. Click here for more information about the Discussion Sets collection.

Finished the book early, check out this list of excellent follow-up suggestions!

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