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Jane Smiley - The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

Jane Smiley - The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

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Paperback - Used

Rating
3.6/5 Goodreads

Synopsis
"In choosing Kansas as the key locus to her narrative, Smiley presents the crucible in which the battle for national identity was at its most bitter and unchecked, and into it she effortlessly mixes a gripping narrative with historical fact. The supremely gifted Smiley takes those facts and builds into them a resonance and emotional truth. In matching history to characters of overpowering humanity, in a setting ringing to the sound of gunshot and the splitting of lumber, Smiley constructs an epic of the human spirit. A miraculous and unerring evocation." - Mail on Sunday

"A touching love story, an episodic adventure and an absorbing account of the settlement of America's mid-West. The characters spring into the mind's eye and their conversation sings in the mind's ear. I loved this book." - Sunday Telegraph

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