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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: 3.64 · 222,613 ratings · 24,972 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Visit from the Goon Squad

3.65 avg rating — 151,205 ratings — published 2010 — 81 editions
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Manhattan Beach

3.67 avg rating — 34,957 ratings — published 2017 — 28 editions
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The Keep

3.44 avg rating — 11,408 ratings — published 2006 — 39 editions
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Look at Me

3.40 avg rating — 9,885 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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The Invisible Circus

3.51 avg rating — 4,956 ratings — published 1994 — 32 editions
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Emerald City

3.75 avg rating — 2,253 ratings — published 1996 — 19 editions
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Black Box

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3.82 avg rating — 968 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Why China?

4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings2 editions
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Jennifer Egan Sampler: Emer...

3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011
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"The author of the experimental and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad writes a "normal" WWII novel about a female Navy diver, a handsome gangster, and a missing father in Manhattan Beach ." ...More

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“I'm always happy," Sasha said. "Sometimes I just forget.”
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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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