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Freedom

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. ©2010
Series: Book club kit.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This novel follows several members of an American family, the Berglunds, as well as their close friends and lovers, as complex and troubled relationships unfold over many years. The book follows them through the last decades of the twentieth century and concludes near the beginning of the Obama administration. The Berglunds are the middle class suburban family that the neighbors just love to talk about. Walter, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9780374158460 0374158460 9780312600846 0312600844
OCLC Number: 548616620
Awards: Oprah's Book Club selection. 2010.
Description: 562 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Book club kit.
Responsibility: Jonathan Franzen.
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This novel follows several members of an American family, the Berglunds, as well as their close friends and lovers, as complex and troubled relationships unfold over many years. The book follows them through the last decades of the twentieth century and concludes near the beginning of the Obama administration. The Berglunds are the middle class suburban family that the neighbors just love to talk about. Walter, the successful and doting husband, and Patty, the tall ex varsity basketball player who bakes Christmas cookies for each resident of Barrier Street, seem like the perfect couple. But life is not the pretty picture presented to the world. When their precious first born is corrupted by the wanton girl next door, the edges fray on the Berglunds' family fabric. An old friend emerges, tall, dark and only slightly disheveled and mistakes are made.

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