One Book Two Village Program: Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan’s 2017 novel Manhattan Beach has been awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco, and is perhaps most well-known for her Pulitzer Prize winning book, A Visit From the Goon Squad. She is celebrated for her novels as well as her short stories, which have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, and other publications. Also an award-winning journalist, she has written frequently for the New York Times Magazine. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is hosting two ticketed events this evening.

6:00 – 9:30pm 
Cocktail & Appetizer Author Reception (6-7:30pm)
with Reserved Seating for the Book Lecture & Signing (7:30-9:00pm)

Ticket price: $50

Mingle and enjoy conversation with Jennifer Egan at this intimate, small gathering in the beautiful Arches Garden Room. This ticket includes:

  • Unlimited delicious appetizers
  • A full open bar
  • Complimentary reserved priority seating for the 7:30pm lecture and book signing
  • Both events take place in the Winnetka Community House.

7:30 – 9:00pm

Book Lecture & Signing

Ticket price: $15

General admission seating for the book lecture at the Winnetka Community House. This lecture begins at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm.

This ticket includes:

  • General Admission seating for the lecture and book signing

Jennifer Egan's books will be available for purchase at the events, courtesy of The Book Stall at Chestnut Court. A book signing will follow the lecture.

One Book Two Villages is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.  Tickets and more information available here.   (Note: tickets are not available at The Book Stall.) You are welcome to buy your copy of Manhattan Beach at the store anytime--we have it in stock now!

Event date: 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018


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,