SECOND SATURDAY BOOK GROUP “A THOUSAND ACRES”

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Date(s) - 01/08/2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Via Zoom

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A Thousand Acres  by Jane Smiley.  367 pages. Winner of 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction & 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. European-American Iowa farm family; 1970s+.

This book follows the fortunes and failures of a Mid-Western farming family. The initial situation is based on King Lear with three daughters vying for their father’s favors and affections. But don’t let that put you off. It follows its own narrative with its own plot, revelations, and development. The family members are exposed not only to their own internal conflicts but also to powerful forces changing the world around them. An outstanding book that keeps the reader involved every step of the way.  Amazon reader.