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.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Lee's classic, read today in classrooms throughout the country, has sold more than 30 million copies and made a lasting impact on many writers…

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