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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, Golden Age, the concluding volume of The Last Hundred Years trilogy. She is also the author of five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

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A Year at the Races
Written by Jane Smiley
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$15.00/20.00(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

The Spectator Bird
Written by Wallace Stegner, Introduction by Jane Smiley
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2010
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310579-4 (0-14-310579-5)

From the “dean of Western writers” (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, his National Book Award–winning novel
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing... Read more

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Introduction by Jane Smiley
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$10.00/12.00(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

The Sagas of Icelanders
Written by Various, Edited by Jane Smiley, Introduction by Robert Kellogg
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-100003-9 (0-14-100003-1)

A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the... Read more

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Written by Jules Verne, Translated by Frank Wynne, Introduction by Jane Smiley, Noted by P. W. Gogman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-144197-9 (0-14-144197-6)

A new translation of one of the world's greatest adventure Stories

Originally published in 1864, this Jules Verne classic has wowed generations of readers with its portrayal of an imaginary odyssey into a subterranean wonderland. When Axel deciphers an old parchment describing a secret passage through a volcano to the center... Read more