All individuals ages two and older who enter Anne Arundel County Public Library buildings
are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Learn more about how AACPL is working to keep customers and staff safe.

Support AACPL's collections, services, programs and more by setting up a recurring gift. Click here to make your library better.

The corrections: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7.1 - AR Pts: 34
Description


Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction
Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award
An American Library Association Notable Book

Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the anti-gravity New Economy. With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul.

Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious. Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality. Maybe it's the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says.

Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid's children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment. The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D——— College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man—or so Gary hints.

Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780374129989
9780312421274
9781402530869
9781429928618
9780743586863
9781442341753
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.1, 34 Points
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6dae0bf7-9992-9399-3199-003c0752f099
Grouping Titlecorrections
Grouping Authorjonathan franzen
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-15 04:07:44AM
Last Indexed2021-10-15 04:39:39AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781464023224

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value34
accelerated_reader_reading_level7.1
auth_author2Guidall, George,
authorJonathan Franzen
author2-roleGuidall, George,narrator.
cloudLibrary.
author_displayJonathan Franzen
available_at_aacplGlen Burnie Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacplADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacplBusch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
Edgewater Library - Adult Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks
Online
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction
Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award
An American Library Association Notable Book

Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the anti-gravity New Economy. With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul.

Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious. Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality. Maybe it's the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says.

Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid's children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment. The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D——— College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man—or so Gary hints.

Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.

format_aacplAudio CD
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
Books
eBook
id6dae0bf7-9992-9399-3199-003c0752f099
isbn9780312421274
9780374129989
9780743586863
9781402530869
9781429928618
9781442341753
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
external_econtent:ils:a17041901704190-1001OnlineCLOUD LIBRARYeBookeBook1falsetrueCLOUD LIBRARYhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-dpstsr9Available OnlineZ-ELIBRARY
ils:a27060531997054222906Glen Burnie Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (F)1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 24, 2021NCO
overdrive:387d49e0-3ec9-4b32-b2e2-c903632e6b6d1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:387d49e0-3ec9-4b32-b2e2-c903632e6b6d-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books6falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:7ef355d9-c303-42d0-9b22-76864d9db4a41Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:a17994731997042325431Edgewater Library - Adult FictionFICTION (F)1falsefalseChecked OutOct 12, 2021EDG
ils:a17994731997106756380Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (F)1falsefalseChecked OutOct 01, 2021ANN
ils:a17994731997106756398Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (F)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 25, 2021S-PK
overdrive:e43b04f6-e741-4d07-a3d2-32ff693a21981Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_aacplAdult Audiobook on CD
Adult General Fiction
Electronic Book
last_indexed2021-10-15T08:39:39.562Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacpl(COMPACT DISC) FICTION (F)
CLOUD LIBRARY
FICTION (F)
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplBusch Annapolis Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9780374129989
publishDate2001
2002
2010
publisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Recorded Books,
Simon & Schuster Audio
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
external_econtent:ils:a1704190eBookeBookEnglishFarrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.1 online resource (576 pages)
ils:a270605Audio CDAudio BooksEnglishRecorded Books, p2002.19 audio discs (22 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
overdrive:387d49e0-3ec9-4b32-b2e2-c903632e6b6deAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio20011
overdrive:7ef355d9-c303-42d0-9b22-76864d9db4a4eBookeBookEnglishFarrar, Straus and Giroux2001
ils:a179947BookBooksFirst editionEnglishFarrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.567 pages ; 24 cm
overdrive:e43b04f6-e741-4d07-a3d2-32ff693a2198eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishSimon & Schuster Audio2010
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:a17041901704190-1001Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:a27060531997054222906On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:387d49e0-3ec9-4b32-b2e2-c903632e6b6d1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:387d49e0-3ec9-4b32-b2e2-c903632e6b6d-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:7ef355d9-c303-42d0-9b22-76864d9db4a41Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a17994731997042325431Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a17994731997106756380Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a17994731997106756398Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:e43b04f6-e741-4d07-a3d2-32ff693a21981Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAudiobooks (CD)
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Married women -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Middle West -- Fiction
Middle West -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Parent and adult child -- Fiction
Parent and adult child -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Parkinson's disease -- Patients -- Fiction
Parkinson's disease -- Patients -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayThe corrections : a novel
title_fullThe Corrections
The Corrections A Novel
The corrections : a novel / Jonathan Franzen
The corrections : a novel [eBook] / Jonathan Franzen
The corrections [sound recording] / by Jonathan Franzen
title_shortThe corrections
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAudiobooks (CD)
Fiction
Literature
Married women
Parent and adult child
Parkinson's disease
Patients