Browseabout Book Club - Manhattan Beach
The Browseabout Book Club selection for October is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.
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.
Purchase the book at Browseabout for 10% off the price; please let the staff member know you are buying it for the book club. Hot beverages from Browseabout's cafe are half price during the meeting.
The meeting will take place on Sunday, October 21st, beginning at 3:30 PM. No prior registration is required. Come for one discussion, or come for them all!