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Jonathan Franzen, The End of the End of the Earth

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bookshop welcomes acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen (Freedom, The Corrections) for a reading and signing of his sharp and provocative new essay collection, in which he wrestles with the mind, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. “As the ambiguous title of the latest work from National Book Award winner Franzen suggests, the essays in this collection contemplate our uncertain future in the face of climate change. This book is a Silent Spring for today, but instead of challenging readers to change the world, it pushes them to change themselves.” —Library Journal, starred review

In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes--both human and literary--that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, recounting his young adulthood in New York, or offering an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis, these pieces contain all the wit and disabused realism that we've come to expect from Franzen.

Taken together, these essays trace the progress of a unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day, made more pressing by the current political milieu. The End of the End of the Earth is remarkable, provocative, and necessary.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including Freedom and The Corrections, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including The Kraus Project and Farther Away, all published by FSG. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. This event will have open seating (chairs usually set up an hour in advance), but you can reserve your place in the signing line when you preorder your copy of The End of the End of the Earth with a priority signing line voucher from Bookshop Santa Cruz below.

If you have any ADA accomodation requests, please contact bookshopevents@gmail.com by November 28th.

Jonathan Franzen will be visiting Bookshop Santa Cruz for a FREE event on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 pm. If you plan to attend the event, you can secure your position in the signing line by purchasing a copy of Joanthan Franzen's new book The End of the End of the Earth: EssaysBooks with signing line vouchers must be paid for in advance, either at Bookshop Santa Cruz or here on our website. Prepaid books with signing line vouchers may be picked up from Bookshop any time starting on November 13th (the publication date of the book) or at the event on November 29th. Internet orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 27th. After that, please call the store to order at 831-423-0900.


$27.00
SKU: S780374147938

Jonathan Franzen will be visiting Bookshop Santa Cruz for a FREE event on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:00 pm. If you CANNOT attend the event, you can have a copy of The End of the End of the Earth: Essays signed for you by the author at the event. Books to be signed must be paid for in advance, either at Bookshop Santa Cruz or here on our website. Books can either be shipped once they are signed, or held to be picked up at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Internet orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 27th. After that, please call the store to order at 831-423-0900.