One title on the list:
Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.Read about the other four titles on Egan's list.
In reading it, I saw my own life differently.
Jennifer Egan 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.