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Purity: A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen
A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother--her only family--is hazardous....
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica
The Corrections: A Novel (Recent Picador Highlights)
by Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections , is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of...
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Categories: Literary Fiction
Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
by Jonathan Franzen
Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Strong Motion: A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen
Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Twenty-Seventh City: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics)
by Jonathan Franzen
25th Anniversary Edition Picador Modern Classics Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times. St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Literary Fiction
How to Be Alone: Essays
by Jonathan Franzen
Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Correction s Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the...
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Categories: Unknown
The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History
by Jonathan Franzen
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
Farther Away: Essays
by Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus
by Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus
A great American writer's confrontation with a great European critic—a personal and intellectual awakening A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine, Die Fackel , Kraus brilliantly attacked the popular media's manipulation...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; World Literature
The Best American Essays 2016
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A true essay is “something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and subjectivity,” writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction. However, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 was, in a word, risk. Whether the risks...
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Categories: Unknown
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