Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

**** 4.5 stars: Loved it and probably stayed up all night reading and developing real feelings for fictional people.

This Great Depression to WWII-set novel is great for anyone.



Recommended readers:

  • If you like novels with history and drama
  • If you want an action-packed, historical read
  • If you like strong female characters
  • Anyone!

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4.5/5 overall


A single woman in Brooklyn, Anna Kerrigan is essentially on her own in during changing times as the US fights WWII. Anna fights for her career as a Navy diver, while trying to uncover why her father mysteriously disappeared.

Delving into history from The Great Depression to World War II, Jennifer Egan weaves a mysterious tale with a mix of elements of history. Through the eyes of Anna, you experience a fascinating story of crime and mafia, class tensions and family drama, with historical significance. Grab a copy for you, your husband and friends to enjoy: Manhattan Beach is a perfect read for anyone – lovers of drama, history, mystery and more.

Available Oct 3: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

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