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American Pastoral and 9 Novels of Suburban Desolation

The novel that brings suburban desolation and malaise to the forefront is by now a classic trope in fiction. Here are some of the best of the genre.


Showtime Picks Up Franzen's Purity with Daniel Craig Attached

The verdict is in: the series adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity will go to Showtime and Daniel Craig will star.


The Beat of a Book: The 5 Best Novels About Music

From Ann Patchett's 'Bel Canto' to Franzen's 'Freedom,' Contrary Motion author Andy Mozina joins us to list his top 5 favorite novels about music.


What’s Worth Remembering From Edith Wharton’s Life and Career

The fact that Edith Wharton is still written about in a smug, dismissive tone proves how far ahead of her time she was.


Bryan Cranston’s ‘Trumbo’ Biopic, Jonathan Franzen Biography, and More

In the news this week: Jonathan Franzen has approved his mid-life biography from professor Philip Weinstein, Sarah Silverman is taking her memoir to Broadway, Bryan Cranston stars in a Trumbo biopic, and a second biography of pop artist David Hockney is coming this November.


Twist Ending: Octavia Spencer Will Reboot 'Murder She Wrote'

Octavia Spencer in mystery, Donnie Darko in horror, Jonahtan Franzen and reverse-adapted comics -- all in today's roundup!