Break out of your reading rut and join us for a book discussion circle with a new book each month. We will explore fiction and non-fiction in a friendly atmosphere led by our McGill librarians.
In March we will explore Manhattan Beach 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.
Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations. 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.
Mesmerizing, 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 - Publisher
This program is free, but space is limited. Please register in person at McGill Branch or by calling 604-299-8955.
Registration for this month's discussion opens on February 27. Once registered, bring your library card to pick up a copy of the book at McGill Branch. Partcipants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.