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Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom': About Environmental Activism?

The Guardian | Amanda Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What reviewers have almost unanimously ignored, however, is that this indelible portrait of our times is also an indelible portrait of contemporary en...

Franzen Glasses Thief Speaks

GQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They proceeded to steal the author's glasses off his face, leaving a ransom note with a demand for $100,000 and a Hotmail address by way of contact....

On 'Freedom' Pub Date, Franzen Picks Four OTHER Books You Must Read

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What appear at first to be just interconnected short stories--albeit beautifully written, distinctivel...

Books Keep The Obamas Busy On Vacation

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The president and his daughters have books to keep them company; they bought two bags' worth at a bookstore here over the sunny weekend....

WATCH, PHOTOS: First Family Goes Book Shopping In Martha's Vineyard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

*Scroll down to see video footage and an interview with the bookstore owner* UPDATE 9:03 PM: Bunch of Grapes, the bookstore visited by Obama, said t...

'Feedom' Jonathan Franzen's Best Novel? The Times Seems To Think So. Do You Agree?

nytimes.com | MICHIKO KAKUTANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Franzen has written his most deeply felt novel yet -- a novel that turns out to be both a compelling biography of a dysfunctional family and an in...