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Jane Smiley

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Jane Smiley was born in Los Angeles, California on September 26, 1949. She received a B. A. from Vassar College in 1971 and an M.F.A. and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. From 1981 to 1996, she taught undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops at Iowa State University. Her books näytä lisää include The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Moo, Horse Heaven, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Some Luck, and Early Warning. In 1985, she won an O. Henry Award for her short story Lily, which was published in The Atlantic Monthly. A Thousand Acres received both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

A Thousand Acres (1991) 6,213 kappaletta, 136 arvostelua
Moo (1995) 2,559 kappaletta, 60 arvostelua
The All-true travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998) 1,365 kappaletta, 23 arvostelua
Some Luck (2014) 1,275 kappaletta, 77 arvostelua
Horse Heaven (2000) 1,179 kappaletta, 23 arvostelua
Vuonojen kansa (1988) 1,145 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
Good Faith (2003) 899 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Thirteen ways of looking at the novel (2005) 895 kappaletta, 23 arvostelua
Private Life (2010) 744 kappaletta, 54 arvostelua
Duplicate Keys (1984) 729 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Ten Days in the Hills (2007) 652 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Early Warning (2015) 581 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
The Age of Grief (1987) 558 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Ordinary Love and Good Will (1989) 510 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Golden Age (2015) 436 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Barn Blind (1979) 390 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Charles Dickens (2002) 367 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
Perestroika in Paris (2020) 345 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
At Paradise Gate (1981) 314 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
A Dangerous Business (2022) 309 kappaletta, 28 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Toimittaja — 301 kappaletta
Twenty Yawns (2016) 246 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
The Georges and the Jewels (2009) 225 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women (2019) 86 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Best New American Voices 2006 (2005) 80 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pie in the Sky (2012) 66 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Gee Whiz (2013) 45 kappaletta
Lucky (2024) 37 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A Thousand Acres [1997 film] (1997) — Tekijä — 28 kappaletta
The Hillside (2018) 25 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Strays of Paris (2020) 22 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Lucky (2024) 19 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Riding Lessons (2018) 17 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Catskill crafts : artisans of the Catskill Mountains (1987) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Saddles & Secrets (2019) 8 kappaletta
Taking the Reins (2020) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Schön, dass du hier bist (1987) 2 kappaletta
In den Jahren der Trauer (1987) 1 kappale

Associated Works

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Elämän kahle (1915) — Johdanto, eräät painokset8,541 kappaletta, 148 arvostelua
Paluu nummelle (1878) — Johdanto, eräät painokset7,988 kappaletta, 92 arvostelua
Crossing to Safety (1987) — Johdanto, eräät painokset4,309 kappaletta, 145 arvostelua
Nancy's Mysterious Letter (1932) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,744 kappaletta, 20 arvostelua
The Sagas of Icelanders (1997) — Esipuhe — 2,501 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1884) — Avustaja — 1,529 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 1,140 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
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The Moonflower Vine (1962) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset624 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 450 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Charlotte Temple (1791) — Johdanto, eräät painokset446 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 (2014) — Esipuhe — 391 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking (1979) — Preface, eräät painokset356 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
School for Love (1951) — Johdanto, eräät painokset279 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
Writers on Writing, 2: More Collected Essays from the New York Times (2003) — Johdanto — 187 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers (1994) — Avustaja; Johdanto — 184 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do (2013) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (2017) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession (2015) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past and Each Other (2001) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (1999) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1998) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors (2013) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (2014) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives (2009) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal (1907) — Johdanto, eräät painokset58 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond (2021) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Horse Stories (2012) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Journeys (1996) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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What It’s Like to Have Your Book Banned, Banned Books (helmikuu 21)
Jane Smiley: American Author Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (huhtikuu 2016)
June 2011 Read: Private Life, Missouri Readers (kesäkuu 2011)

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Here's what I wrote in 2016 about this read: "Loved this and keep talking about it with people. Smiley brings the people of the middle ages to life even as a civilization progresses toward death. Fasinating bit of history, wonderful characters that we care about, and left a yearning to go see this extreme, mostly desolate place." Here in 2024 I still recall how these people (along with their animals), barely survived winters, huddled in their boxbeds with minimal warm, with barely any nutrition, and the descent of society as Europe stopped sending spiritual and government leaders (due, history speculates to the plagues). Quotations in the comments section are my exact kindle highlights.… (lisätietoja)
 
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MGADMJK | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 11, 2024 |
This deceptively simple novel about Jodie Rattler, a moderately successful singer-songwriter in the era of the three J's (Joni, Judy, Joan) of the '60s and 70s, is placid on the surface. A love song to home and family, Jodie is the daughter of a striving Broadway chorus girl from St. Louis who becomes pregnant by a married man and returns home with a two year old. Jodie's aunts, uncles, and cousins and their comfortable homes, neighborhoods, and relationships create a soft landing for them, though the mother is haunted by what she lost and by mental illness. Jodie's melodious voice is recognized in elementary school choir and her songwriting skills develop in college; she plays in bands and writes a few hit songs, and her favorite uncle parlays her generous royalty payments into enough wealth to buy her several homes and temporary residency in Europe. She meets Martin, with whom she is perfectly compatible, but whose upper-class British future expectations do not mesh well with Jodie's lack of ambition, and she leaves him, an act that will resonate through her life. She returns to St. Louis, takes care of her mother and aging family, goes out on the road for concerts and music festivals (including one memorable duet with Lyle Lovett), and teaches herself how to become part of a close group of local women. What should have ended in a gentle slide into advanced age shockingly becomes the opposite in a stunning epilogue. The novel, as everything Smiley has written, becomes part of the fabric of the reader's permanent memory.… (lisätietoja)
 
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froxgirl | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 4, 2024 |
It took me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did I found the book to be a nice family story.
 
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kwagnerroberts | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 24, 2024 |
Lucy and her mom and dad have a good long day at the beach, and that night Lucy's mom falls asleep while reading to her. But Lucy needs her bear, Molasses, to go to sleep, so she ventures through the house in the dark to find it.

A sweet, cozy story, relatable and not too scary.
 
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JennyArch | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 13, 2024 |

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