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Review: Golden Age, by Jane Smiley

This is Smiley’s most important work since A Thousand Acres, a brilliant book  that won the Pulitzer Prize

Jane Smiley’s The Last Hundred Years trilogy – which ends with… 218 more words


Books by women I read and loved in 2015

The Doctor’s Wife by M. E. Braddon. Just as last year was my Year of Elizabeth Gaskell, 2015 was my year of Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 1,271 more words


My year in books

Here are some random thoughts about a few things I read this year.

Best book I read: I’m going to give this one to… 1,106 more words


Author Jane Smiley addresses her beloved future

Jane Smiley is one of my cherished writers. The brilliant author of such titles as ‘A Thousand Acres’ and ‘Moo.’ Here she wisely is, writing to her great great grandchild, about climate change, from Huffington Post.

Letters to the Future


"A Thousand Acres"

What is a farmer?

A farmer is a man who feeds the world.

What is a farmer’s first duty?

To grow more food.

What is a farmer’s second duty?

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Books And Essays

#51 How Shakespeare, Baby Names, and the Tower of Terror Provided Proper Perspective on A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (1992)

My daughter Lily was almost named Cordelia. Well, “almost” may be an exaggeration, but it was certainly in the consideration set. A little over thirteen years ago we were expecting the birth of our second child and going through typical baby-naming negotiations. 1,756 more words

Pulitzer Prize

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1992.

The story is told by Ginny, the eldest daughter of an Iowa farmer during the late 1970s.  482 more words