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    A Thousand Acres

    By: Jane Smiley

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    ISBN
    9780007268351
    Date Released
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    Paperback
     
     

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    Larry Cook's farm is the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa, and a tribute to his hard work and single–mindedness. Proud and possessive, his sudden decision to retire and hand over the farm to his three daughters, is disarmingly uncharacteristic. Ginny and Rose, the two eldest, are startled yet eager to accept, but Caroline, the youngest daughter, has misgivings. Immediately, her father cuts her out. In 'A Thousand Acres', Jane Smiley transposes the 'King Lear' story to the modern day, and in so doing at once illuminates Shakespeare's original and subtly transforms it. This astonishing novel won both of America's highest literary awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle Award.

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