We know many of you have been waiting for Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach in paperback. Please join us for the paperback release of this magnificent historical novel that dives deep into one family's story, focused on a trailblazing young woman's search for her father. Manhattan Beach won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was longlisted for the National Book Award. And those are just two of the honors this book received.
“After stretching the boundaries of fiction in myriad ways...Egan does perhaps the only thing left that could surprise: she writes a thoroughly traditional novel. Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there’s nothing Egan can’t do.” —Kirkus (starred review)
She will be introduced by Angela Davis-Gardner, Raleigh author of Butterfly's Child, which Jennifer referred to as her "book crush" when it was first published in 2012
With early QRB purchase of Manhattan Beach in either paperback or hardcover, receive a ticket for a reserved seat and the signing line, while seats last. Some general seating will be available without purchase required, and these seats may fill up early. All purchases of the book from QRB come with a ticket to the after-program signing line. Customers who have previously purchased the hardcover from QRB may also contact us to claim a reserved seat/signing line ticket, while seats last. For groups who wish to sit together in reserved seating, please have one member prepurchase all books in a single transaction, while seats last. Order for the group on our website (include the group size in the Comments field at checkout), or order by contacting Amber@quailridgebooks with a group contact name/number.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post,
When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji’s true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha—and instead tells everyone that he is an orphan.