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Jane Smiley
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  • About this Author
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Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.
 
Jane Smiley is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at speakers@penguinrandomhouse.com or visit www.prhspeakers.com.

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The Kiss
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Afterword by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $16.00

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The Kiss
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Afterword by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Fish Can Sing

Written by Halldor Laxness
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 2008
Price: $15.95

The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of a generous and eccentric elderly couple. Alfgrimur... Read more >
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Charlotte Temple

Written by Susanna Rowson
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00

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Charlotte Temple

Written by Susanna Rowson
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $17.95

Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. “Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?” raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley faltered in her hitherto unflagging impulse to write and decided to approach novels from a different... Read more >
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The Age of Grief

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $15.00

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.

In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends... Read more >
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The Age of Grief

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
A Novel
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton
A Novel
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $16.00

Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance.

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, set in the 1850s, speaks to us in a splendidly quirky... Read more >

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Duplicate Keys

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.00

Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene, and an apartment/practice space with... Read more >
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Duplicate Keys

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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April 28, 2015
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Early Warning
A novel
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $26.95

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Early Warning
A novel
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Gee Whiz
Book Five of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $6.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.

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Gee Whiz
Book Five of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.

Gee Whiz
Book Five of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $6.99

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The Georges and the Jewels
Book One of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $6.99

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The Georges and the Jewels
Book One of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $6.99

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Good Faith

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $13.95

Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts—comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit—to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens... Read more >
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Good Faith

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $9.99

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A Good Horse
Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $6.99

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A Good Horse
Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch
Written by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $6.99

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The Greenlanders

Written by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.95

Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley’s The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.

Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains, The Greenlanders is the story of... Read more >
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