A Thousand Acres

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Knopf, 1991 - Aging parents - 371 pages
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The author of The Age of Grief and Ordinary Love and Good Will has written a breakthrough novel--winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. When an Iowa patriarch decides to turn over his thriving farm to his three daugters, he sets off a series of tragic events that will eventually rip apart his family. Presents a powerful, mythic story of an American farm family in Iowa.

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User Review  - Carmenere - LibraryThing

A family saga, taken from the pages of Shakespeare, contains Larry Cook as patriarch, farmer and owner of 1,000 corn luscious acres, and his daughters Ginny, Rose and Caroline. Living and tending this ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing

Despite its many positive reviews, I do not think this is Smiley's best. She misses the sense of engagement and community that is much more for people of these Iowa farms than just a nice setting for ... Read full review

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