A couple weeks ago Trisha posted details of Jonathan Franzen's highly-anticipated follow-up to The Corrections. Freedom will hit stores on August 31 and clocks in at 576 pages. And yesterday, book blogs were abuzz with talk of the newly-released cover:

Is this seemingly peaceful scene mocking a family rocked with discord? We'll have to wait until August to find out. (But, hey, if you're interested, The Millions reports that that's a Cerulean Warbler to the right.)

Like Trisha, I was surprised that commenters didn't like The Corrections—I thought it was hilarious; that the dialogue (especially where Enid Lambert was concerned) was almost painfully true to life. You can bet I'll be fighting to get my hands on our review copy when it arrives at BookPage.

Do you like the cover of Freedom?

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