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Freedom

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz - outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival - still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become 'a very different kind of neighbor,' an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes?

In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Freedom (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4104-3376-5 / 978-1-4104-3376-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-726975-7 / 978-0-00-726975-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-312-60084-4 / 978-0-312-60084-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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August 2010 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-55468-883-3 / 978-1-55468-883-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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August 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Freedom: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-374-15846-0 / 978-0-374-15846-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-726976-5 / 978-0-00-726976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-817118-1 / 978-0-00-817118-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-59413-508-8 / 978-1-59413-508-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-312-57646-3 / 978-0-312-57646-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-55468-884-1 / 978-1-55468-884-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-250-00001-7 / 978-1-250-00001-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-742332-2 / 978-0-00-742332-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-745669-7 / 978-0-00-745669-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-745684-0 / 978-0-00-745684-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-731852-9 / 978-0-00-731852-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-374-53257-5 / 978-0-374-53257-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-61129-418-5 / 978-1-61129-418-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar STrauss & Giroux
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-00-737755-X / 978-0-00-737755-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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September 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Freedom: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 1-4272-1049-7 / 978-1-4272-1049-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Freedom: A Novel
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 0-7927-7321-7 / 978-0-7927-7321-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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August 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Freedom
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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August 2010 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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