Book List in Order: 11 titles


  • From one of the most celebrated writers of our time, a literary figure with cult status, a “sibling novel” to her Pulitzer Prize- and NBCC Award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad—an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authen...



  • Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between t...



  • A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   Sam Lafferty has hit bottom. Under investigation and on leave from the financial services firm that employed him, Sam has uprooted his wife and two daughters and dragged them against their will to...



  • The Best American Short Stories 2014 will be selected by national best-selling author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction for A Visit from the Goon Squad, heralded by Time magazine as ...



  • Jack has sensory processing disorder and experiences life differently. Jack visits his Grandparents cabin and learns to like the snow. He gets encouragement from different family members and learns to be brave, in order to join in and make a snowman ...



  • Cookies and Cake & The Families We Make is a children's book about exposure and acceptance of the diverse families that are part of our society: single parents, multicultural parents, two moms, two dads, one of each or even an unrelated guardian. Tho...



  • Jennifer Egans spellbinding interlocking narratives circle the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each others...



  • Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep -- the tower, the last stand -- is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive. T...



  • A National Book Award FinalistIn this ambitiously multilayered novel from the acclaimed and award-winning writer Jennifer Egan, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shatte...







  • The theme of longing in all its forms-for change, for redemption, for travel outside the bounds of daily life to realms where anything seems possible--unites this master story collection. In the extraordinary "Why China?" a man drags his family to th...



  • The high ideals and inevitable compromises of the 1960s form the background to this acclaimed novel. Phoebe O'Connor, eighteen years old in the summer of 1978, is too young to know the 1960s, but old enough to feel the anxiety of their influence. She...


Award-Winning Books by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach
2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence -- Fiction
A Visit from the Goon Squad
2010 L.A. Times Book Prize -- Fiction
2010 National Book Critics Circle Award -- Fiction
2011 Pulitzer Prize -- Fiction