The Resource Some luck, Jane Smiley

Some luck, Jane Smiley

Label
Some luck
Title
Some luck
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
Follows the triumphs and tragedies of a farm family from post-World War I America through the early 1950s
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358393
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
S66 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Farm life
  • Iowa
  • Social change
  • United States
  • Family life
  • Farm life
  • Civilization
  • Farm life
  • Rural families
  • Social change
  • Iowa
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Some luck, Jane Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America. 1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin their life together on a remote farm in Iowa. As time passes, their little family will grow: from Frank, the handsome, willful first-born, to Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him; from Lillian, beloved by her mother, to Henry who craves only the world of his books; and Claire, the surprise baby, who earns a special place in her father's heart. As Walter and Rosanna struggle to keep their family through good years and hard years -- to years more desperate than they ever could have imagined, the world around their little farm will turn, and life for their children will be unrecognizable from what came before. Some will fall in love, some will have families of their own, some will go to war and some will not survive. All will mark history in their own way. Tender, compelling and moving from the 1920s to the 1950s, told in multiple voices as rich as the Iowan soil, Some Luck is an astonishing feat of storytelling by a prize-winning author writing at the height of her powers
Control code
ocn867000969
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780307700315
Lccn
2013041010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)867000969
Label
Some luck, Jane Smiley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America. 1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin their life together on a remote farm in Iowa. As time passes, their little family will grow: from Frank, the handsome, willful first-born, to Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him; from Lillian, beloved by her mother, to Henry who craves only the world of his books; and Claire, the surprise baby, who earns a special place in her father's heart. As Walter and Rosanna struggle to keep their family through good years and hard years -- to years more desperate than they ever could have imagined, the world around their little farm will turn, and life for their children will be unrecognizable from what came before. Some will fall in love, some will have families of their own, some will go to war and some will not survive. All will mark history in their own way. Tender, compelling and moving from the 1920s to the 1950s, told in multiple voices as rich as the Iowan soil, Some Luck is an astonishing feat of storytelling by a prize-winning author writing at the height of her powers
Control code
ocn867000969
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780307700315
Lccn
2013041010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)867000969

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