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Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Franzen’

Day 501 May 16 2010

In 5th line on May 16, 2010 at 5:54 am

” ‘She was going to get away with everything!’ is the hope that seizes the novel’s main character, Sophie Bentwood, a childless Brooklynite who’s unhappily married to a conservative lawyer.”~~How To Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen

A collection of authobiographical essays on a variety of topics.

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Day 481 April 26 2010

In 5th line on April 26, 2010 at 6:12 am

“Our canoe was a thigh-fryer, an aluminum reflector oven.”~~The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen

Memoir of awkward adolesence.

Day 66 March 7

In 5th line on March 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

“No, let’s find a room.”~~The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

I just picked up this book and want to read it SOON! I’ve liked most of Oprah’s picks, and I’m sure this one won’t disappoint either.