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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: 3.60 · 123,645 ratings · 15,760 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
A Visit from the Goon Squad
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 100,908 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Keep
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 7,707 ratings — published 2006 — 28 editions
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Look at Me
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 6,442 ratings — published 2001 — 27 editions
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Invisible Circus
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 3,145 ratings — published 1994 — 25 editions
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Emerald City
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,298 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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Black Box
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Found Objects
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Ask me if i care
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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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The Invention of Wings The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Sue Monk Kidd
 
  5 votes, 45.5%

The Signature of All Things The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert
 
  3 votes, 27.3%

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
 
  1 vote, 9.1%

A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
 
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The Secret History The Secret History by Donna Tartt Donna Tartt
 
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Under the Snow Under the Snow by Kerstin Ekman Kerstin Ekman
 
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