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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Franzen is huge.
    wasnt it Fawn who knew him in real life and was a featured character in one of hos books?

    Really!? Any suggestions on where to start? I was going to try to see if the library has The Corrections, which seems to be his most acclaimed and best-selling novel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Really!? Any suggestions on where to start? I was going to try to see if the library has The Corrections, which seems to be his most acclaimed and best-selling novel.
    I have The Corrections and Freedom in my personal e-book library. If you're interested I'll send you a link for download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Really!? Any suggestions on where to start? I was going to try to see if the library has The Corrections, which seems to be his most acclaimed and best-selling novel.
    I cant reccomend a Franzen book, but maybe you want to start with the one about Fawn, hahah.See post #25 and her posts after that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I cant reccomend a Franzen book, but maybe you want to start with the one about Fawn, hahah.See post #25 and her posts after that.


    http://www.simplelivingforum.net/sho...hlight=Franzen
    Wow, that's so cool, and amazing that you remembered that factoid AND were able to find the 7-year old thread!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Wow, that's so cool, and amazing that you remembered that factoid AND were able to find the 7-year old thread!!
    Just part of the service, ma’am.

    I remember it because Franzen was huge and I worked with books back in the day, ya know. Kinda like if Mick
    Jagger wrote a song about one of us here, wouldnt you remember that?

    I miss Fawn and wonder how many things she owns now and is that book one of them?

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    “educated” caught me and I read it in 2 days. Sad but good.

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    I'm just finishing White Like Her, by Gail Lukasic--a sort of genealogical family mystery (NF).

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    Now I'm reading To the Bridge, about a Portland filicide a few years back. It's OK, but not particularly compelling so far.What a sad cast of characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    I read Rules of Civility first, then A Gentleman in Moscow. Enjoyed both of them very much! I hope Amor Towles keeps writing.
    I did it backwards, just finished his first book, Rules of Civility. I enjoyed it, but still like A Gentleman in Moscow better. Agree that as long as Towles keeps writing, I'll keep reading.

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    Today I got some recommended here, some not:

    The Cafe Cook Book
    Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    Lahiri's The Lowlands
    Bluebird, Bluebird : A Novel
    Genova Every Note Played
    Love in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and AndrevTrocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis - this was not on my list but caught my eye because of an article in this month's Smithsonian about the tradition of French villagers helping refugees, which continues today
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