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Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois, in 1959, and grew up
in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. After graduating from
Swarthmore College in 1981 he studied at the Freie Universität in...
Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955. Other than a brief time (1963) spent in a small village in central Congo, she grew up "in the
middle of an alfalfa field," in the part of eastern Kentucky that
Research shows that 90% of Americans value public libraries(Dec 11 2013) According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, about 90% of Americans aged 16 and older said that the closing of their local public library would have an...