The Not-So-Secret Book Club: Purity | Connecticut Public Radio

The Not-So-Secret Book Club: Purity

Oct 20, 2015

Jonathan Franzen has become that rare American author whose life and moods and sulks make news. From his friendship with David Foster Wallace to his fractious encounter with Oprah Winfrey, Franzen may have become America’s most visible intellectual. All that puts a lot of pressure on Purity, his newest novel. We’re experimenting on the show with a new book club format, asking three Connecticut literati to read and discuss the book.


  • Julia Pistell - Host of Literary Disco and freelance writer
  • Rand Richards Cooper - Author, essayist, and restaurant critic for The New York Times
  • Alex Dueben - Freelance writer

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.