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Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017

Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan Read Laura Miller’s review of Manhattan Beach. Listen to Slate’s Audio Book Club discuss the book. Jennifer Egan reportedly wrote A Visit From the Goon Squad, her mesmerizing, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel in stories from 2010, to avoid working on a piece of “bad historical fiction” she’d started. Show More Summary

Families of patients fear GOP tax plan will scuttle drug development for rare diseases

Of all the proposals in the GOP tax plan, none may be more important to families like Jay and Amy Granzow than an obscure provision on “orphan” drug research. The Granzows, who live in Manhattan Beach, fear that the final tax bill will end up killing or drastically cutting a three-decade-old tax...

Films & programs: Avalanche awareness, exploring the Coxcomb Mountains in Joshua Tree

WINTER SPORTS Safety Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize signs of avalanche danger and learn simple ways to help avoid it. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at REI stores in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E; and Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission,...

Films & programs: Avalanche awareness, exploring the Coxcomb Mountains in Joshua Tree

WINTER SPORTS Safety Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize signs of avalanche danger and learn simple ways to help avoid it. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at REI stores in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E; and Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission,...

AVP’s 2018 tour starts in Huntington Beach in early May

Beach volleyball tour returns to Huntington Beach (May 3-6), Hermosa Beach (July 26-29) and Manhattan Beach (Aug. 16-19).

Anne Hathaway Snags Connecticut Mini-Estate Just in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the winter holidays, Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman shelled out $2.79 million for a stately Colonial near Compos Beach just over an hour outside of Manhattan in the historic and wealthy Connecticut community of Westport where, per Page Six of the New York Post, they were spotted last week “picking up […]

CPK to hold fundraiser for LAPD officer whose 2 sons were killed in Carson

Thirty-four CPK restaurants, including locations in Culver City, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Marina del Rey, will participate in the fundraiser,

Open Shelves: Making “Manhattan Beach

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan gives a tour of the private book stacks from which she drew inspiration for her latest novel.

“Where are we supposed to go?” Manhattan Beach Skatepark

Stantec's video of the new Manhattan Beach Skatepark. The post “Where are we supposed to go?” Manhattan Beach Skatepark appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

Scott Rudin Prods Acquires Jennifer Egan’s ‘Manhattan Beach

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Rudin Productions has acquired rights to the bestselling Jennifer Egan novel Manhattan Beach. Egan, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, has followed with one of the best reviewed books of...Show More Summary

Books: Surviving the California wildfires, George Saunders wins the Man Booker and more

Where do you find a posse of bestselling novelists in L.A.? At Jennifer Egan’s Thursday reading at ALOUD at the Central Library for her latest, “Manhattan Beach.” The audience included Jade Chang (“The Wangs vs. The World”), Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeny (“The Nest”) and Eden Lepucki (“California”) —...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Manhattan Beach an oceanside pearl with added polish

Long before the first Europeans set foot on the shores of Santa Monica Bay, it was, from the mouth of Ballona Creek southward, fronted by massive sand dunes. The Spanish called the area Rancho Sausal Redondo, meaning “round clump of willows,” although there were no willows and precious few trees...

Indie Bestsellers for the week of Oct. 15

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Origin: Dan Brown, Doubleday 2. A Legacy of Spies: John le Carré, Viking 3. Manhattan Beach: Jennifer Egan, Scribner 4. Little Fires Everywhere: Celeste Ng, Penguin Press 5. Fresh Complaint: Jeffrey Eugenides, FSG 6. A Gentleman in Moscow: Amor Towles, Viking 7. The Golden House: Salman Rushdie, Random House 8. A Column […]

Hotel Review: SpringHill Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach

My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting. Highlights Lobby & Check-in Room Hotel Space / Ambiance Food & Drink Fitness Miscellaneous   Highlights: SpringHill Suites Los Angeles LAX/Manhattan Beach This close-to-airport hotel is nothing special and serves its purpose well. […]

Originality Is Overrated

Manhattan Beach is not the book anyone expected from Jennifer Egan. Before this latest offering, Egan seemed most interested in modern life as a neon-lit carnival where continuity breaks down. Her Pulitzer-winning, reputation-makingShow More Summary

Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach Gets Good on Page 362

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's when something finally happens in this Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist's new book. by Rich Smith J ennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for a collection of linked short stories called A Visit from the Goon Squad. Show More Summary

An Investigation into Fate and Freedom: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Everyone, no matter how strong or independent, is subject to forces like war, or time, or the claims of family.

The Book Review Podcast: Jennifer Egan Talks About ‘Manhattan Beach

Egan discusses her new novel, and Franklin Foer talks about “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

Fiction: In ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan Sets a Crime Story on the Waterfront

A missing father, an underworld boss and a female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yards anchor the Pulitzer winner’s first novel since “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”

Tuesday New Release Day: Egan; Eugenides; Thien; Okeowo; Solomon; St. Aubyn; Machado; Coates

Out this week: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan; Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides; Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien; A Moonless, Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo; An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon; Dunbar by Edward St. Show More Summary

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