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Jonathan Safran Foer


Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE and HERE I AM, and the nonfiction books EATING ANIMALS and WE ARE THE WEATHER. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into 36 languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Books by Jonathan Safran Foer

by Jonathan Safran Foer - Environment, Nonfiction, Science

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didn’t believe in the science of global warming and those who said they accepted the science but failed to change their lives in response? The task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves --- with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. Only collective action will save our home and way of life. And it all starts with what we eat --- and don’t eat --- for breakfast.

by Jonathan Safran Foer - Fiction

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home --- and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.