A Thousand Acres

A Novel

Smiley, Jane

Book - 2003
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Thousand Acres
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Dark truths and long-suppressed emotions come to the surface in 1979 when a successful Iowa farmer decides to cut one of his daughters out of his will.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 1400033837
9781400033836
Branch Call Number: FICTION SMILEY 2003
Characteristics: 371 p. ;,21 cm

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Wonderfully written update on King Lear with a few twists.

Dark truths and long-suppressed emotions come to the surface in 1979 when a successful Iowa farmer decides to cut one of his daughters out of his will in this midwestern King Lear. (1991)

Dark truths and long-suppressed emotions come to the surface in 1979 when a successful Iowa farmer decides to cut one of his daughters out of his will.


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Mar 09, 2015
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a page-turner, but good grief, what a family! Yow. This book won the Pulitzer back in the early 90's, and it's well-written of course, but I can honestly say my main impression is of stress - how can any group of people live with this kind of stress in their lives, ignoring it as much as possible, hiding things and then seeking revenge. You'd think they'd all keel over from the tension of it all.

Dec 23, 2011
  • dijolly rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's hard to comment on this book. The story is complicated and at times you are angry at the characters but then that is a sign of a good book....

Aug 21, 2011
  • owie07 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the story this book told, but it seem to really drag to get there.

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