Search Results : Jonathan Franzen

Below are American writer Jonathan Franzen’s favorite books.

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The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa

The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa Deep within the remote backlands of nineteenth-century Brazil lies Canudos, home to all the damned of the earth: prostitutes, bandits, beggars, an
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The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald “An astonishing book . . . Fitzgerald’s greatest triumph.” —New York Times Book Review The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns a
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorri
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Taking Care by Joy Williams

Taking Care by Joy Williams Stories deal with a young divorcee, a shared summer home, a troubled family, a wedding, childhood fears, the death of a pet, a lying child, and enlightenment. From a true A
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Endless Love by Scott Spencer

Endless Love by Scott Spencer “Scott Spencer writes about love’s tenacity with passionate intensity….From his remarkable opening sentence he had me in thrall.” —Newsweek First published thre
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The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley This enthralling epic tale, written in the tradition of the old Norse sagas, takes us to fourteenth-century Greenland—a far flung place of glittering fjords, blasting
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Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer Almost before he knows it, Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, has three wives; Yadwiga, the Polish peasant who hid him from the Nazis;
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Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon. "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire

In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collecti
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Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, an
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Eustace Chisholm and the Works by James Purdy

Eustace Chisholm and the Works by James Purdy No Purdy work has dazzled contemporary writers more than this haunting tale of unrequited love in an indifferent world. A seedy Depression-era boardinghou
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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe Kenzaburō Ōe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is internationally acclaimed as one of the most important and influential post-World War II write
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves
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