Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Please join us in reading Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan for our monthly book club read!

We will be reviewing the book along with our book club discussion questions for May 31, 2019.


Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war.

One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

From hardcover book, copyright 2017 and published by Thorndike Press.

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2 thoughts on “Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

  1. It wasn’t a bad book, but I just felt like it dragged on and on, but the ending was almost too quick. Too much miscellaneous stuff in the middle.

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