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Jennifer Egan: “Manhattan Beach”

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Peace United Church



Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan to town for a reading and signing of her fantastic novel, Manhattan Beach.

Tickets for this special offsite event (which will be held at Peace United Church) are on sale now online at Bookshop Santa Cruz. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute UC Santa Cruz.

Join us prior to the event for a wine reception at 6:30.

Praise for Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach may seem like a straightforward historical novel, but with Egan’s peerless writing and keen emotional intelligence, it plumbs the depths of human will, connection, and reinvention. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller and a wealth of detail about organized crime, the merchant marine and the clash of classes in New York, Egan’s first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America, and the world.

– Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
– A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year
– A New York Times Notable Book & Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017
– Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction
– Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction
– Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian & Kirkus Reviews

“Joy, purification, renewal, death—the sea is all of these things in Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan’s intricately patterned and visionary new novel.” —The Atlantic

“Manhattan Beach is stunning. Read the first page and sigh with immense pleasure at having started something magnificent.” —Melinda, Bookshop Head Book Buyer


Jennifer Egan is the author of five previous books of fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus.

Ticket Details

Ticket packages are $20.00 and include one ticket to the event and one paperback copy of Manhattan Beach (paperback release: June 5th). A companion ticket (event only, no book included) is available for $7.00 when purchasing a ticket package.


June 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Peace United Church
900 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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