**** 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.
- If you like novels with history and drama
- If you want an action-packed, historical read
- If you like strong female characters
Here’s my Rankings:
- 5/5 for characters
- 4/5 for plot
- 4.5/5 overall
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
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