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President Obama included THE CANDY HOUSE on his 2022 Summer Reading List!!!

Own Your Unconscious

Who are the Eluders

Extreme End-of-Decade Love for A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD!!

Grateful and Thrilled that GOON SQUAD has somehow remained in the conversation after ten years:

Time Magazine:  10 Best Books of Decade
ELLE:  15 Books that Defined the 2010s
Philadelphia Inquirer:  20 Best Books of the Decade
VOX:  19 Best Books of Decade
Literary Hub:  The Best 20 Novels of the Decade

Manhattan Beach Chosen for the One Book, One New York Summer Read!!

Find out about events and book discussion groups here.

MANHATTAN BEACH is a Finalist for the One Book, One New York read!

Please, help MANHATTAN BEACH to be read widely in the city that inspired it!  Voting takes *one second*…really!

Vote Here!!

Jennifer Egan becomes President of PEN America

Friends, colleagues and readers, please immediately join this tremendous organization, dedicated to protecting free speech at home and abroad!  It’s crucial…and cheap!

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End-of-Year Love for MANHATTAN BEACH!

NPR Fresh Air:  Maureen Corrigan’s Top 10 Books of 2017
The Week:  Top 5 Novels of 2017
San Francisco Chronicle:  Top 10 Books of 2017
BBC:  10 Best Books of 2017
The Spectator (UK):  6 Best Books of 2017
Time Magazine:  The Top 10 Novels of 2017
Kirkus Reviews:  Best Fiction of 2017  
Booklist:  Top of the List for 2017.  Best Fiction Title
USA Today:  10 Books we Loved Reading in 2017
Hudson Booksellers:  Best Books of 2017 
PBS:  Best Books of 2017
Barnes and Noble:  Must-Have Fiction of 2017
Amazon:  Best Literature and Fiction of 2017
New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2017
CBC (Canada):  Top 10 International Fiction
The Globe & Mail 100 Best Books of the Year (Canada)
Opinion/Washington Post:  Seven Books that helped me make sense of the craziness of 2017  Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017  Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017
The Guardian (UK): Best Fiction of 2017
NPR: Best Books of 2017
New York Newsday: Best of 2017
New York Times: Critics’ Top books of 2017
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  10 books that Made 2017 More Bearable
The Fader:  14 Unputdownable Books from 2017
Oregon Live:  21 Books We Loved in 2017
Southern Living:  The Best Books of 2017
The Cut:  2017’s Best Books by Women
The Observer (UK):  Books of the Year
The Mail on Sunday (UK):  Books of the Year
Financial Times (UK):  Best Books of 2017:  Fiction
Esquire: Best Books of 2017
Washington Independent Review of Books: Our Favorite Books of 2017
BookPage: Best Books of 2017
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Our Favorite Books of 2017

MANHATTAN BEACH has been shortlisted for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.  Other finalists are the splendid novels SING UNBURIED SING and LINCOLN IN THE BARDO.

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UK Tour Details


Manhattan Beach book tour starts October 3rd!

October 2017: Jennifer Egan to publish new novel, MANHATTAN BEACH with Scribner!!

Starred Kirkus review here.

Starred Publishers Weekly Review here.

Scribner Press Release here.

Entertainment Weekly article here.

Bookseller article here.

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