Manhattan Beach



Tickets on sale beginning June 1

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We are thrilled to announce that our 2018 One Book Two Villages guest and featured speaker is Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan. Manhattan Beach, Egan’s World War II-era historical novel centered around the only female diver at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has been called both moving and profound and was recently short-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel, Manhattan Beach, was published in October 2017 and a New York Times bestseller.

One Book Two Villages programming will begin this summer, building up to our main events: an evening with Jennifer Egan on Thursday September 27, and a luncheon and book discussion with the author Friday, September 28. Tickets on sale June 1.