Book :: A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres
By: Jane Smiley
Pages: 371
Published: 1991
Genre(s): Literary Fiction
Adult Fiction
Family
Award(s): National Book Critics Circle Award (1991)
Pulitzer Prize (1992)
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A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of...

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loved this but I remember thinking that it went just a little too far for shock value....since then I've read more shocking novels....sometimes I just love a good story.

Jan 5th, 2018

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loved this but I remember thinking that it went just a little too far for shock value....since then I've read more shocking novels....sometimes I just love a good story.

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