A Thousand Acres

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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, co ...Continua

This is the audiobook version: 4 audiocassettes approx. running time 4.5 hours).

Enjoyable novel about farmers and their family dramas

American dream gone bad
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 fa...Continua

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