Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was definitely the it book of 2010. If you enjoyed Freedom, or his previous novel, The Corrections, you might enjoy some of these other literary dramas about families that try to do right but things just fall apart and/or explode in their faces. Some of these titles have a satirical bent, while others are more straight-laced. Remember though, no matter what you choose to read, your kids will read the opposite.
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