Jonathan Franzen in New Hampshire

Author Jonathan Franzen is on tour promoting his latest novel, Freedom.

“Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, Freedom, like his previous one, The Corrections, is a masterpiece of American fiction . . . Freedom is a still richer and deeper work—less glittering on its surface but more confident in its method . . . Like all great novels, Freedom does not just tell an engrossing story. It illuminates, through the steady radiance of its author’s profound moral intelligence, the world we thought we knew.”—Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

On Thursday, September 9, 2010 Franzen will be in Concord as the first author to appear in the new "Writer's in the Spotlight" series being launched by Gibson's and the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA). Mr. Franzen will speak and sign books in the Spotlight Cafe, downstairs at the CCA beginning at 7pm. This will be a ticketed event, but the ticket price is only $6. Tickets will be on sale at Gibson's and at the Capitol Center.

RiverRun Bookstore presents Jonathan Franzen at South Church in Portsmouth, on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public, but those who wish to meet the author and get their book personalized must pre-purchase the author’s new novel. RiverRun is selling 150 backstage passes to meet him, and these will sell out, so get them now! The backstage pass is the cost of the novel, $28.00. Call 603-431-2100 to get a backstage pass. Flat-signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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