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Jonathan Franzens Freedom

On the Women of Freedom and The Marriage Plot

Sabina Murray | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Sabina Murray

Literary novels like The Marriage Plot and Freedom that reach a broad a readership are rare cultural opportunities to create dialogue about the societies represented within, the people represented within, and the women represented within.

Do Novels Need Likeable Characters?

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not only must we identify with characters, we must like them too. "I didn't like any of the characters" is a complaint made frequently, everywhere fro...

Oprah Winfrey Confirms Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom' As Book Club Selection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Following a storm of online buzz and predictions, Oprah Winfrey selected Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" as her latest Book Club pick today on "The Oprah...

Oprah Picks Franzen's 'Freedom' for Book Club: Booksellers Leak The News

AP | Hillel Italie | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

(Hillel Italie/AP) Oprah Winfrey has forgiven Jonathan Franzen. Nine years after picking Franzen's "The Corrections" for her book club and then cancel...