A Life in Books: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan, author of National Book Award finalist "Look at Me" and, more recently, "The Keep," finds that raising two sons enhances her reading: "it's delicious to have an excuse to revisit the books" she read as a child.

An Important Book you haven't read: "The Man Without Qualities" by Robert Musil. It's still in plastic, in a beautiful box set. I feel so bad about it; what can I say? I'll get there eventually.

A book you want your kids to read: "Little House on the Prairie." I really want them to love the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, because they were important to me, but I'm worried they won't because they're boys.