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Manhattan Beach

By Jennifer Egan

For Adults

Literature & Fiction

Recommended by: Paul

 

Anna Kerrigan becomes the first female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II. This enthralling historical novel tells her story, along with many other well drawn characters, including her father, Eddie Kerrigan, a "bagman" for the Irish mob, her mother, a former dancer with the Ziegfield Follies, and Dexter Styles, a mobster and prominent nightclub owner. Life in the 1940s is wonderfully depicted.

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