Barn Blind

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Flamingo, Jan 1, 2008 - Domestic fiction - 224 pages
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A woman's vaulting ambition to win, to be the best, becomes a tragically destructive force that drives a wedge between her and her family, and has unforeseen and brutal consequences for them all.

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

A well-written story of a family caught in the spell of the mother's obsession and ambition. Shakespearean in its overtones. Kate, the mother and wife is blinded to all around her, husband's inner ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

I have read several of Jane Smiley's books and really enjoyed them; this one, however was not one of those. I could pretty much tell that this book was her first attempt at being an author, and that ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California on September 26, 1949. She received a B. A. at Vassar College in 1971 and an M. F. A. and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. From 1981 to 1996, she taught undergrad and graduate creative writing workshops at Iowa State University. Her first critically acclaimed novel, The Greenlanders (1988), was preceded by three other novels and a highly regarded short story collection, The Age of Grief (1987). In 1985, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story Lily, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly. Her novel A Thousand Acres (1991) received both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Moo; Horse Heaven; and Ordinary Love and Good Will. In 2014 her title, Some Luck, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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