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Fourth Estate, 2011 - City and town life - 597 pages
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Patty and Walter Berglund were hands-on parents at the avant-garde of the whole foods generation. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with a Republican family? Why is Walter working with Big Coal? And why has Patty become 'a very different kind of neighbour?'

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Review: Freedom

User Review  - Paul Bryant - Goodreads

This book hoovers you into its world from the first page and before you know what's what you've missed your bus stop and you are into it. But there are problems. Yes. I will tell you about some of ... Read full review

Review: Freedom

User Review  - Kemper - Goodreads

*Update 9/23 - Jonathan Franzen was in town doing a reading & signing last night, and after listening to him talk, I'm officially backing off of theory #1 below. He does not seem like a douche bag, at ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jonathan Franzen was born in 1959 and graduated from Swarthmore College. He has lived in Boston, Spain, New York, Colorado Springs and Philadelphia. His other novels are 'The Twenty-Seventh City', 'Strong Motion', 'The Corrections' and 'Freedom'. He is also the author of 'How To Be Alone', a collection of non-fiction, and 'The Discomfort Zone', a memoir. His fiction and non-fiction appear frequently in the 'New Yorker' and 'Harper's', and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by 'Granta' and the 'New Yorker'. He lives in New York City.

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