The Resource Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

Freedom, Jonathan Franzen

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
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franzen, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
novels
Reading level
7.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class families
  • City and town life
  • Husband and wife
  • Environmentalists
  • City and town life
  • Domestic fiction
  • Environmentalists
  • Husband and wife
  • Middle class families
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
781142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780374158460
Lccn
2010010273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374158460
  • (OCoLC)548616620
Label
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
781142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
562 pages
Isbn
9780374158460
Lccn
2010010273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374158460
  • (OCoLC)548616620

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