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The Diesel Readers book group discuss MANHATTAN BEACH

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:32pm

Monday, October 8th

7:00pm

The Diesel Readers discuss Manhattan Beach

East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan, on Monday October 8th at 7pm.

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.

 

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018