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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.
Authors: Smiley, Jane
Title: A thousand acres
a novel
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 371 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jane Smiley
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9781400033836
1400033837
Branch Call Number: FICTION SMILEY 2003
Subject Headings: Iowa Fiction Sisters Fiction Farm life Fiction Family farms Fiction Aging parents Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction Parent and adult child Fiction Inheritance and succession Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Sisters
Farm life
Family farms
Aging parents
Fathers and daughters
Parent and adult child
Inheritance and succession
LCCN: 2003283902
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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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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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