A thousand acres: A Novel

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A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose 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. "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 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award From the Trade Paperback edition.
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9781400033836
9780307787712
9780804115766
9780449907481
9780394577739
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subject_facet Family farms -- Fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Iowa -- Fiction, Pulitzer Prize -- 1992, Sisters -- Fiction
title_display A thousand acres
title_full A Thousand Acres A Novel, A thousand acres / Jane Smiley
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topic_facet Family farms, Farm life, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Literature, Pulitzer Prize, Sisters