Free Author Event:Franzen

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 FREE TICKETS and bus ride to/from FHS at 6:30pm for first 45 students! Sponsored by Literary Arts. Thursday, January 10, 2013  at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.  Ask your language arts teacher, the library or Ms. Childs for permission slip. Get it signed and return to Sandra Childs’ Box in Main office or to your teacher  by January 4 but DON’T WAIT! 1st come 1st serve

Jonathan Franzen’s books include The CorrectionsFreedomHow to Be Alone and the memoir The Discomfort Zone. A new essay collection, Farther Away was published in 2012. Freedom won the 2011 John Gardner Prize for fiction and the Heartland Prize. It was also chosen as one of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2010 and as a finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
While promoting Freedom, Franzen became the first American author to appear on the cover of Time magazine since 2000. The headline: “Great American Novelist”
“But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone.” How to Be Alone
“She knew that you could love somebody more than anything and still not love the person all that much, if you were busy with other things.” Freedom
“And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight–isn’t that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you’re less fearful and less anxious and generally stronger as a result: isn’t it amazing that a completely invisible thing in your head can feel realer than anything you’ve experienced before? You see things more clearly and you KNOW that you’re seeing them more clearly. And it comes to you that this is what it means to love life. . . .” The Corrections

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