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A Thousand Acres
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Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Jane Smiley's spellbinding novel also headed best-seller lists for many months. A Thousand Acres is the powerful, mythic story of an American farm family and the land that nourishes and consumes its members. Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle of love, jealousy, and fear when their father, Larry Cook, grows too old to manage the family's fertile thousand acre farm. As each couple struggles with their own tragedies and challenges, they know their father is judging them in light of the weighty inheritance that hovers within their reach. The Cook family, and the farm community around them, are part of a mosaic that is as enduring as the fences and fields of the broad midwestern landscape. But this endurance exacts an immense price from them in return. You will find that this nationally-acclaimed, breathtaking story, in a stirring narration by C.J. Critt, is an unforgettable listening experience.

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Street Date:
04/25/2008
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Jane Smiley. (2008). A Thousand Acres. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jane Smiley. 2008. A Thousand Acres. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres. Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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Jane Smiley. A Thousand Acres. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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      • content: It's not hard to hear why this Lear-like tale of love, loss, incest and deception set on a family farm won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. C.J. Critt's versatile voice does justice to all the characters; she eloquently enhances the story through her narration. One can hear bossy defiance in middle sister Rose, snooty condescension in youngest daughter Caroline, and superiority in prodigal neighbor and vegetarian Jess. The story is told from the viewpoint of oldest daughter Ginny, the childless, meek, care-giving member of the family. Critt's down-home voice makes shivers run up one's spine as she relates Ginny's torrid affair and murder plans. D.T.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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        If Smiley ( Ordinary Love & Good Will ) has previously been hailed for her insight into human nature, the moral complexity of her themes and her lucid and resonant prose, her new novel is her best yet, bringing together her extraordinary talents in a story of stunning insight and impact. ``Our farm and our lives seemed secure and good,'' says narrator Ginny Cook, looking back on the summer before her father capriciously decided to turn over his prosperous 1000-acre Iowa farm to his three daughters and their mates. That was the same summer that Jess Clark, their neighbors' prodigal son, returned after a 13-year absence, romance and peril trailing in his wake. Although Ginny's existence as a farmer's wife and caretaker of her irascible, bullying, widower father is not easy, there are compensations in her good marriage, in the close companionship of her indomitable sister Rose, who lives across the road, and in sharing vicariously in the accomplishments of their younger sister, Caroline, a lawyer. Having managed to submerge her grief at being childless, passive Ginny has also hidden a number of darker secrets in her past. These shocking events work their way out of her subconscious in the dreadful aftermath of her father's decision to rescind his legacy, shouting accusations of filial betrayal. Like Lear's daughters, the Cook sisters each reveal their true natures in events that will leave readers gasping with astonishment. Smiley powerfully evokes the unrelenting, insular world of farm life, the symbiotic relationships between a farmer and his land as well as those among the other members of the rural community. She contrasts the stringencies of nature with those of human nature: the sting of sibling rivalry, the tensions of marriage, the psychological burdens of children, the passion of lovers. Her tightly controlled prose propels tension to nearly unbearable extremes--but always within the limits of credibility. In the end, she has raised profound questions about human conduct and moral responsibility, especially about family relationships and the guilt and bitterness they can foster. BOMC selection.

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