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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
U.S. ebook sales up in 2012, but rate of growth is slowing(May 16 2013) In 2012, trade book sales (i.e. non academic book sales) rose 6.9%, to $15.049 billion, and e-book sales continued to grow, although the rate of growth...