I recently enjoyed the historical novel Manhattan Beach by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan. Set in New York during the Depression and WWII, it described a heroine who becomes a navy diver at a time when professional diving was still in its infancy.
It was a surprising, unpredictable novel – I was never quite sure where it would take me, but I was gripped throughout. It’s a tale of migrants, gangsters, bankers, and men at sea. Time magazine chose it as one of their Top Ten novels of 2017. It is cinematic in its scope and I can see a movie version being made before long.
Thanks for the loan, Lyn – it’s probably not a book I’d have picked up for myself.
Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it as much as I did? I’d love to hear your opinion so please leave a comment.