Skip to content

  Home > View Categories > Literature & Fiction >

A Thousand Acres
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley 0804115761 9780804115766
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

BRILLIANT . . . A THRILLING WORK OF ART. --Chicago Sun-Times When Larry Cook, the aging patriarch of a rich, thriving farm in Iowa, decides to retire, he offers his land to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense--a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out--setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A THOUSAND ACRES strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family. While she has written beautifully about families in all of her seven preceding books, [this] 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 A full, commanding novel . . . This is a story bound and tethered to a lonely road in the Midwest, but drawn from a universal source. . . . A profoundly American novel.1 --The Boston Globe A TOUR DE FORCE. --Newsweek POWERFUL AND POIGNANT. --The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Author: Jane Smiley

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: Ivy Books

Publication Date: 1996-09-30

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0804115761

Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]

Jane Smiley (Edition: 1) Mass Market Paperback

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

View Categories > Literature & Fiction
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Literary
View Categories > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction
Binding > Mass Market Paperback

* Free Shipping applies to all orders shipped to the contiguous 48 United States. Variable shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and the American Territories (American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) as well as International orders shipped to countries other than the USA.