The Resource A thousand acres, Jane Smiley

A thousand acres, Jane Smiley

Label
A thousand acres
Title
A thousand acres
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Title variation
1000 acres
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 his 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
Summary
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand acre plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the daughters' activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and their farm
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Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1991.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1992.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, 1991
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056352
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
T47 1991
Literary form
fiction
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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True
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Parent and adult child
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Aging parents
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
  • Sisters
  • Iowa
  • Aging parents
  • Family farms
  • Farm life
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Parent and adult child
  • Sisters
  • Iowa
Target audience
adult
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm23941156
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400033836
Lccn
91052720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23941156
Label
A thousand acres, Jane Smiley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm23941156
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781400033836
Lccn
91052720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)23941156

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