Crossroads traces a family of six, two middle aged parents, 3 adolescents and one elementary aged boy, as they face past traumas and personal struggles. The balance of power is constantly shifting between the middle age parents and their adolescent children. The father is an assistant mininster and the politics of the church and its youth group factor prominently into the story, as does each character's personal relationship with religion. The first in a triology, I look forward to following this family.— Amy
Franzen turns his expert literary focus on a family and their experiences in the 1970s with religion, sex, drugs, and what it means to be good. I loved this book! It is the first of three books, and I can’t wait for the next one!— Mike
About the Author
Jonathan Franzen is the author of several novels, including The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, and works of nonfiction, including Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.