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A thousand acres / Jane Smiley.

by Smiley, Jane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1991Edition: 1st ed.Description: 371 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0394577736; 9780394577739.Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Parent and adult child -- Fiction | Fathers and daughters -- Fiction | Aging parents -- Fiction | Family farms -- Fiction | Farm life -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Iowa -- Fiction | Domestic fictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Also issued online.Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1992.Summary: Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase.Subject: The time is 1979. Larry Cook, a proud and exacting farmer, whose family has lived on this land for four generations, unexpectedly decides to retire and turn over this valuable holdings to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense - a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out - setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family.
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Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase.

The time is 1979. Larry Cook, a proud and exacting farmer, whose family has lived on this land for four generations, unexpectedly decides to retire and turn over this valuable holdings to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense - a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out - setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family.

Also issued online.

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1992.

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