The Candy House


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$17.99  $16.73
Scribner Book Company
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5.29 X 8.01 X 0.79 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author

Jennifer Egan is the author of six previous books of fiction: Manhattan Beach, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; and The Invisible Circus. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Granta, McSweeney's, and The New York Times Magazine. Her website is


Praise for The Candy House

"The novel -- with its prismatic plotting and ever-shifting chorus of seekers, kooks, and visionaries -- feels less like a house than a honeycomb full of fantastical rooms, each one alive and thrumming with bright, weird humanity." --Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

"The Candy House is really an incredible feat... astonishing, even a little bewildering! Jenny is shockingly underrated. She should have the kind of fawning sycophants that dudes like Franzen and Denis Johnson do. Let the cult begin herewith!"
--James Hannaham, New York Times Book Review

"This is minimalist maximalism. It's as if Egan compressed a big 19th-century triple-decker novel onto a flash drive... Egan goes all in on the power of storytelling and of fiction." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"A brilliant demonstration of the unquantifiable pleasures of great fiction."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Radiant... an exhilarating delight...Egan opens windows on entrancing new worlds, in which what happened depends on who's telling the story." --Laura Miller, Slate

"You don't have to read A Visit From the Goon Squad to love this sibling novel to Egan's stellar hit... complex and intimate." --Good Housekeeping

"May be the smartest novel you read all year... Fiction at its best... gets at our secret selves in ways the internet can't... Egan's audacity is welcome." --Mark Athitakis, USA Today
"This is a beautiful exploration of loss, memory and history, a not too subtle critique of what is lost when we live our lives online." --Allison Arieff, The San Francisco Chronicle
"A fast-paced polyvoiced romp thru America in the grip of a sinister tech that allows others into your mind. EEK!" --Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments