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