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Manhattan Beach: A Novel - Jennifer Egan
Manhattan Beach: A Novel
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3.88 65
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781476716732 (1476716730)
ASIN: 1476716730
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 Dive into this gorgeous lit fic
Honestly? My first reaction to realizing the story was set in the 1930s and 40s was to groan because I really really did not feel like reading a period novel right now. Yeah, well, Egan can write any time period and from now on, I’ll follow her without complaint. I pretty much did nothing for two ...
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Nostalgic for me, but a disappointing read.
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan, author; Norbert Leo Butz,‎ Heather Lind,‎ and Vincent Piazza, narrators. The book takes place after Prohibition, but the effects of The Great Depression are everywhere. Edward Kerrigan needs work to support his wife and two daughters, one of whom is severely disabled....
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it
2.5 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
A special thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Egan's latest offering takes place in America during the Depression. Twelve-year-old Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who she perceives to be important. An...
debbiekrenzer rated it
I absolutely loved reading this book and sharing Anna Kerrigan's life journey. A story that was set in pre-war and during World War II. It dealt with so many topics that were current at that time. Men leaving their families because they couldn't handle the fact they could not provide for them was ju...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.0 Historical fiction for those interested in the history of New York, women’s history during WWII, and followers of Egan’s career.
Thanks to NetGalley and to Scribner for providing me with an ARC copy of this book (due for publication in October) that I freely chose to review. I read Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad a few years back and I was fascinated by its language, the stories, the way the story was told, and its inventi...
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