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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006. She lives in Northern California.


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A Thousand Acres
Written by Jane Smiley
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3383-6 (1-4000-3383-7)

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear cast upon a... Read more






True Blue
Written by Jane Smiley
Yearling | Trade Paperback | August 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86232-8 (0-375-86232-3)

True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The horse needs a home: his owner—a woman brand new to the riding stable—was tragically killed in a car crash and no one has claimed him... Read more






A Year at the Races
Written by Jane Smiley
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3317-1 (1-4000-3317-9)

“Every horse story is a love story,” writes Jane Smiley, who has loved horses for most of her life and owned and bred them for a good part of it. To love something is to observe it with more than usual attention, and that is precisely what Smiley does in this... Read more






Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Jane Smiley
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$8.95/12.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75693-1 (0-375-75693-0)

When Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852, it became an international blockbuster, selling more than 300,000 copies in the United States alone in its first year. Progressive for her time, Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the earliest writers to offer a shockingly realistic depiction of slavery. Her stirring indictment... Read more





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