Sep 30

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Conversation: Jonathan Franzen

The disintegration of a family in a very fractured and unsettled, post-9/11 America is told in "Freedom," the new novel by Jonathan Franzen. His last novel, "The Corrections," won the 2001 National Book Award.

May 21

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Conversation: Isabel Allende

"Island Beneath the Sea," by author Isabel Allende, is set in the early 19th-century, amid colonial powers and slavery, and a chaotic period in Caribbean history. It also involves two places very much in the news in our own time:…

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