Strong Motion: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Aug 30, 2010 - Fiction - 488 pages

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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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

I will say right off the bat that I did not particularly enjoy Strong Motion. Had the plot been reduced to two or three story lines I think I would have liked it more. As it was, there was a lot going ... Read full review

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

Pretty poor. Read "The Corrections" some years back and enjoyed it as a good yarn about real people, though recall very little (not even the reason for the odd title). Here the characters are one ... Read full review

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Jonathan Franzen is the author of novels such as The Corrections (2001), Freedom (2010), and Crossroads (2021), and works of nonfiction, including Farther Away (2012) and The End of the End of the Earth (2018), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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