Oprah has forgiveness in her heart for Franzen

September 20, 2010

It’s not exactly on the level of peace in the Middle East–maybe a better comparison would be to the day that George Steinbrenner and Yogi Berra buried the hatchet–but in the book world it’s a big deal.

–Marjorie Kehe in the Christian Science Monitor

over my long week-end, the book world was abuzz with the news that Oprah did indeed pick Franzen’s “Freedom” for her book club.  she explains:

In his latest novel, Jonathan Franzen returns to fiction with a comic and tragic epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the responsibility of privilege. Charting the characters’ mistakes and joys as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever-changing and confusing world, Freedom is an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

we’ll have to presume that an agreement to appear in person for Oprah’s Book Club was prearranged with Franzen.

not to worry, we have 80 more copies on order.

(via Shelf Awareness)

posting by marin

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