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Jennifer Egan

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Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John's College, Cambridge.

She is the author of three novels, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the bestselling The Keep, and a short story collection, Emerald City. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

Average rating: 3.61 · 155,465 ratings · 18,045 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
A Visit from the Goon Squad

3.63 avg rating — 125,784 ratings — published 2010 — 69 editions
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The Keep

3.42 avg rating — 9,454 ratings — published 2006 — 35 editions
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Look at Me

3.39 avg rating — 8,085 ratings — published 2001 — 31 editions
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The Invisible Circus

3.50 avg rating — 3,940 ratings — published 1994 — 30 editions
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Emerald City

3.74 avg rating — 1,724 ratings — published 1996 — 16 editions
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Black Box

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Jennifer Egan Sampler: Emer...

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Safari

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“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
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“If I had a view like this to look down on every day, I would have the energy and inspiration to conquer the world. The trouble is, when you most need such a view, no one gives it to you.”
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