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Novelist Jonathan Franzen

Novelist Jonathan Franzen's acclaimed novel The Corrections is now out in paperback. It's a saga about two generations of an American family, the parents and their children, and the family's response to the illness of the father. Fellow novelist Don DeLillo says, "Franzen has built a powerful novel out of the swarming consciousness of a marriage, a family, a whole culture. And he has done it with a sympathy and expansiveness..." This interview first aired October 15, 2001.


Writer Jonathan Franzen

Writer Jonathan Franzen. His critically acclaimed new novel "The Corrections" chronicles the reaction of a dysfunctional American family to the father's illness. It's just been awarded the National Book Award. Franzen is also the author of two other novels, "Strong Motion" and "The Twenty-Seventh City." He lives in New York.


Adult Children and their Aging Parents.

Psychologist Mary Pipher is the author of the bestselling book, "Reviving Ophelia" about the struggles of adolescent girls. She's now turned her attention to process of getting older and entering old age and the relationship between adult children and their aging parents. Her new book is "Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders" (Riverhead)

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