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 The Corrections, winner of the National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/Faulkner. He is also the author of the novels Freedom (selected for Oprah's Book Club) and The Twenty-Seventh City, and two works of nonfiction, How to Be Alone and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 1996, he was named one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

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