Sisterhood Book Club
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Adult Reading Room of the RAMBAM Center
Contact: Lori Fabry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.972.9585 or Angela Durand, email@example.com, 305.322.5489
A dynamic and engaging opportunity to discuss books that are sure to generate conversation about a multitude of topics.
Monday, May 6, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Adult Reading Room
by Jennifer Egan
Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, 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, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.
With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, one of the great writers of our time.
Please join us for a potluck dinner and discussion. Let us know what you will be bringing (appetizer, main course, salad, side dish, dessert, beverages or wine). Those on the current book club roster will receive a Whoozin invite to RSVP and comment on what you will be bringing. Contact Lori Fabry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.972.9585 or Angela Durand, email@example.com, 305.322.5489 with any questions or to have your name included on the Whoozin list. Everyone is welcome to be part of this fun evening!