This is the audiobook version: 4 audiocassettes approx. running time 4.5 hours).
Enjoyable novel about farmers and their family dramas
Larry Cook is a hardened nose-to-the-grindstone farmer in Iowa. His wife dies leaving three young girls. Superimpose a little King Lear and you have A Thousand Acres. One of my favorite quotations:"It was imperative that the growing discord in our family be made to appear minor...the paramount value of looking right is not something you walk away from after a single night...it is something you embrace, the broken plank you are left with after the ship has gone down." Survivors of dysfunction find a little bit of healing in reading about a worse situation. God bless all the Ginny Cooks in the world....Continua