Freedom: A Novel (Oprah Book Club #64) (Hardcover)

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by Cheryl on 8/9/2012

This is almost, but not quite, as good as The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen is one of the best writers out there today. He writes such REAL characters with such relatable personalities and issues. This is an amazing book that I could not put down. I recommend it to all my friends.

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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 the wife of Walter?s dreams. Together with Walter?environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man?she was doing her small part to build a better world.

But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz?outr? rocker and Walter?s college best friend and rival?still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become ?a very different kind of neighbor,? an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street?s attentive eyes?

In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom?s characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780312600846
SKU 217161225
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0312600844
Release Date 9/17/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0562
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
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