The 10 Most Anticipated Novels of 2015


Purity, Jonathan Franzen (September)

First Freedom, now Purity: Franzen seems to have taken kindly to the one-word-concept-title. This one sounds especially Dickensian, with its orphan protagonist, a woman named Purity or “Pip.” Given that it’s a multigenerational epic — and that it’s a novel by Jonathan Franzen — it’s sure to be one of the most discussed books of 2015.