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❮Read❯ ➲ A Thousand Acres ➵ Author Jane Smiley – Franzbielmeier.de Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1000 acre farm one of the largest in Zebulon County Iowa to his three daughters Caroline Ginny and Rose A man of harsh sensibilities he carvesAging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1000 acre farm one of the largest in Zebulon County Iowa to his three daughters Caroline Ginny and Rose A man of harsh sensibilities he carves Caro.

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PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelistBorn in Los Angeles California Smiley grew up in Webster Groves Missouri a suburb of St Louis and graduated from John Burroughs School She obtained a AB at Vassar College then earned a MFA and PhD from the University of Iowa While working towards her doctorate she also spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar

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  1. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres Kindle“Daddy thinks history starts fresh every day every minute that time itself begins with the feelings he’s having right now That’s how he keeps betraying us why he roars at us with such conviction We have to stand up to that and say at least to ourselves that what he’s done before is still with us still right here in this room until there’s true remorse Nothing will be right until there’s that” “He looks so sort of weakened” “Weakened is not enough De


  2. Glen Engel-Cox Glen Engel-Cox says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleWhen this book was chosen by our book club for this month's theme of tragedy I approached reading it with some trepidation There are a number of things that I don't care for in literature and one of them is the family drama which centers on the drama as drama for its own sake rather t


  3. Jaline Jaline says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleFor three generations the Cook family have worked hard to create a thriving agriculture operation draining swamplands turning the weeds and grass into rich fertile soil As time went on their holdings eventually reached what felt like a magic number to the family – a thousand acresLarry Cook decides he wants to ensure his legacy continues to flourish and presents a plan to split it between his three daughters and their husbands Ginny the eldest and Rose two years younger agree to comply with their father’s wishes but the youngest daughter Caroline is not interested She is a lawyer and is about to marry another lawyer and has no interest in farming That a child of his thwarts him is intolerable to this domineering patriarch and he cuts Caroline off completelyAs this well plotted story proceeds and we learn about this family it becomes clear that things have not been right for many years Certainly not since Larry’s wif


  4. Violet wells Violet wells says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleSmiley uses King Lear as her framework for this novel We have the ailing patriarch a kingdom in decline and his three contesting daughters And as you’re reading you’re often wondering to what extent Smiley is going to mirror the Shakespeare plot The plot of King Lear would be melodramatic vaudeville in the hands of a heavy handed author so Smiley is setting herself a huge challenge here The novel is narrated by Ginny the eldest of the daughters In other words Goneril the most trea


  5. Robin Robin says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleKing Lear 1970's Iowa farm dynasty riveting storytellingHaving never read Jane Smiley before I'm glad I started with this dazzling 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner Set in 1970's Iowa farm country we follow the Cook family Larry the cruel no nonsense patriarch and his daughters Ginny the narrator Rose and Caroline At the onset of the story Larry decides to retire and pass down the farm to his daughters and their husbands Caroline the youngest the only daughter who managed to get off t


  6. Brian Brian says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres Kindle“People keep secrets when other people don’t want to hear the truth”“A Thousand Acres” is one of those novels that kind of creeps up on you You do not realize it is pulling you in but it does so bit by bit Every time I picked up the book I read for long periods The novel is a modern version slight retelling of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” The text begins in 1979 on an Iowa farm and is told from the perspective of the eldest of three daughters Ginny Cook Ginny is the surrogate for Shakespeare’s Goneril As mentioned the text is based on “King Lear’ but it is different enough from that story that as you read when you sometimes see the parallels it is jarring in a good way The author Jane Smiley was judicious and clever in her use of these momentsThe author’s depiction of farm life and her attention to the mundane detai


  7. Margitte Margitte says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleRose Forgiveness is a reflex for when you can't stand what you know I resisted that reflex That's my sole solitary lonely accomplishmentThis is a story about a family and their one thousand acre farm in Zebulon County Iowa It is a detailed account of life on an American farm Three sisters had to live through the memories of their childhood the death of their mother and the relationship they all had with their fat


  8. Jonathan Ashleigh Jonathan Ashleigh says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleIn the beginning I felt there were a lot of characters to keep track of but while some names are mentioned later on that I did not recall that was not actually a problem for me I only realized while reading other reviews that this was a spin off of King Lear and that helps explain why some of the characters while otherwise humble cheated on their spo


  9. Perry Perry says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleHawkeyes Hayseeds and Hotheads Flammable Flamily SecretsWinner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 1991 National Book Critics Circle fiction award Jane Smiley's novel represents a robust red faced reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear a family tragedy set against the bucolic Iowa farmland Lear here is Larry Cook an elderly farmer who owns 1000 acres he decides to gift to his three daughters via a business entity The oldest daughter Ginny is thrilled the youngest daughter Caroline an attorney who resides a couple of hours away thinks it's a bad idea and wants nothing to do with it while the gesture stokes hot coals of rese


  10. Paul Falk Paul Falk says:

    PDF/EPUB franzbielmeier.de ↠ A Thousand Acres Epub ´ A Thousand eBook µ thousand epub, acres epub, A Thousand mobile, A Thousand Acres KindleThe family dynamics of this knock about tale remind me of a ride that I haven't been on since I was a kid Bumper cars Chances ar


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