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Jane Smiley - A Thousand Acres

Jane Smiley - A Thousand Acres

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A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, compelling story of a father and his daughters, of sisters, of wives and husbands,
and of the human cost of a lifetime spent trying to subdue the land and the passions it stirs. The most critically acclaimed novel of the literary season, a classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres is destined to be read for years to come.

"While she has written beautifully about families in all of her seven preceding books her latest effort is her best: a family portrait that is also a near-epic investigation into the broad landscape, the thousand dark acres, of the human heart." - The Washington Post Book World
"It has been a long time since a novel so surprised me with its power to haunt.... Its genius grows from its ruthless acceptance of the divided nature of every character....This gives A Thousand Acres the prismatic quality of the greatest art." - Chicago Tribune

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