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The Resource Freedom, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)

Label
Freedom
Title
Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Franzen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
355853
Cataloging source
VXT
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R352
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (562 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429979436
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00102920
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
844A6403-BAD8-476F-B3DD-D52D3F12DC68
System control number
(OCoLC)754640344
Label
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (562 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429979436
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00102920
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
844A6403-BAD8-476F-B3DD-D52D3F12DC68
System control number
(OCoLC)754640344
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