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August Book Club

On Monday, August 19th, Book Club will meet at 10:00 am, at the home of Mary Louise Selzer with Pat Boger assisting and Patricia Sterling as discussion leader.

The Deercreek Book Club read for August is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad.

This historical novel opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of 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, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that help America win the war.

 She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

 The Deercreek Book Club meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 in the home of members. Before discussion members mingle; beverages and light snacks are served. We welcome new members. For more information please contact Chris Middlebrook, middlebrookchristine@gmail.com or 407-461-0756.