Jennifer Egan




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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 · 141,972 ratings · 17,063 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 115,287 ratings — published 2010 — 63 editions
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The Keep
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 8,697 ratings — published 2006 — 32 editions
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Look at Me
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 7,340 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions
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The Invisible Circus
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 3,571 ratings — published 1994 — 26 editions
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Emerald City
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,523 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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Black Box
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Jennifer Egan Sampler: Emer...
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Caixa preta
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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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“I'm always happy," Sasha said. "Sometimes I just forget.”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

“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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Our genre for May is literary/general fiction. Please vote for the selection you would like to read. Poll will be up for one week. Last day to vote will be Tuesday, April 8.

The Stone Diaries The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields Carol Shields
 
  4 votes, 25.0%

Bel Canto Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

Love in the Time of Cholera Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
 
  2 votes, 12.5%

The Alchemist The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Golden Notebook The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Doris Lessing
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Master The Master by Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín
 
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All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy Cormac McCarthy
 
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The Green Knight The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch
 
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