Jonathan Franzen's new book, Freedom, is the best novel I've read in years. He has a talent for shedding light on the emotions, life experiences, and relationships that form who we are as we grow older. It's a complicated family saga that deals with the crucial issues of our time: sex, drugs, politics, and money. In this tale an upper middle class family, the Berglunds, begins to unravel from the forces that chip away at marriage and family relationships. It's an entertaining insightful read.