This May, we are reading Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. This book has been described as a straightforward historical novel about a woman who grows up in the late Depression and becomes a diver in the Brooklyn Naval Yard during WWII. It’s also a crime novel, as the disappearance of her father is very gradually explored.
Manhattan Beach was praised by most critics and was chosen as the 2018 New York City “One Read” book. The author’s previous book, Welcome to the Goon Squad, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2011.
We will be discussing Manhattan Beach at Arden Dimick Library on Saturday, May 25th at 10:30 AM. You can also leave comments below!