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Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach

Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war.

Week of June 4, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of June 4th include MANHATTAN BEACH, Jennifer Egan's first historical novel, which tells the haunting story of Anna Kerrigan, who becomes the Brooklyn Naval Yard's first female diver during World War II, and her search for her missing father; THE CUBAN AFFAIR, which marks the debut of Nelson DeMille's newest character --- U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, a charter boat captain setting sail on his most dangerous cruise yet; SULFUR SPRINGS by William Kent Krueger, which follows Cork O’Connor’s search for a missing man amid the fraught tensions at the border between Arizona and Mexico; and Claire Messud's THE BURNING GIRL, the story of two childhood friends whose paths diverge as they enter adolescence --- one of these girls sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.