9th Ave: Jennifer Egan

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Jennifer Egan joins us on Saturday, June 9th to celebrate the paperback release of Manhattan Beach.

 

Praise for Manhattan Beach

 

"A bounteous miracle that makes you feel that past time, and our time, differently; everything becomes freshly energized, infused with humanity, vital, sad, and full of importance. To see the world through Egan’s eyes is to be moved, through language, to new adoration of the world. I don’t know a better writer working today. There is a generosity in her prose that is vastly enlivening to its reader and brings about that beautiful effect fiction sometimes causes: more, and better-grounded, fondness for reality, just as it is."—George Saunders

 

"Manhattan Beach is so rich in detail and atmosphere; such an exploration of underworlds of all kinds, filled with lessons on lifelines and buoyancy and how to bear life’s weight by diving deep into it. Jennifer Egan has masterfully conjured an era we are on the cusp of losing. Her novel is an absorbing story, beautifully written. Its strands of subtle intrigue and quiet heroism make you reluctant to leave each page while eager to get to the next."—M.L. Stedman

 

“An unusually well written, well researched, emotionally satisfying page-turner . . . Manhattan Beach is the kind of book you can immerse yourself in happily.” –Heller McAlpin, San Francisco Chronicle

 

About Manhattan Beach

 

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.



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.



With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.

 

 

 

Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: Coming Soon. Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 5th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NEW YORK'S "ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK" PICK

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.


A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307477477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Anchor Books - March 22nd, 2011

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
A New York Times Book Review Best Book


The Keep Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781400079742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Anchor Books - July 10th, 2007

Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep -the tower, the last stand -is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive.


Look at Me Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385721356
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Anchor Books - October 8th, 2002

A National Book Award Finalist


The Invisible Circus Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387523
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Anchor Books - October 9th, 2007

In Jennifer Egan's highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970.


Emerald City Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307387530
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Anchor Books - October 9th, 2007

These eleven masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters - models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls - are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience.


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