Books by Jennifer Egan

A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"Another ambitious change of pace from talented and visionary Egan, who reinvents the novel for the 21st century while affirming its historic values."
"Time's a goon," as the action moves from the late 1970s to the early 2020s while the characters wonder what happened to their youthful selves and ideals. Read full book review >
THE KEEP by Jennifer Egan
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"Intelligent, challenging and exciting."
Two cousins linked by a shameful secret, a convicted murderer and a reformed meth freak are unlikely co-conspirators in this adventurous new novel by Egan (Look at Me, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
LOOK AT ME by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"A surprisingly satisfying stew of philosophy, social commentary, and storytelling."
In her sprawling, ambitious second novel, Egan (The Invisible Circus, 1995) questions the shift in America's cultural underpinnings from industry to information, using as dual settings the hip fashion world of Manhattan and the nation's demographic and geographic middle, represented by Rockford, Illinois. Read full book review >
EMERALD CITY by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The lure of adventure and the lust for wealth in Egan's schematic little fictions are just yuppie fantasies; she seldom gets beyond the clichÇs of money and personal crisis."
 The author of the novel The Invisible Circus (1994) collects 11 somewhat strained stories that seem suited to the glossy venues in which they first appeared (e.g., GQ and Mademoiselle): They're slick if utterly predictable lifestyle studies that entertain very conventional notions of conformity and wildness. Read full book review >
THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS by Jennifer Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Covers a lot of ground but sometimes stumbles. (Author tour)"
 This sensitive debut novel puts theme before function in portraying the post-Boomer generation's nostalgia for the '60s they just missed out on. Read full book review >