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The Resource Some luck, Jane Smiley

Some luck, Jane Smiley

Label
Some luck
Title
Some luck
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher
  • On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century
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Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>A Thousand Acres</i> follows the triumphs and tragedies of a farm family from post-World War I America through the early 1950s. Reading group guide. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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10358393
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
LC item number
S66 2014b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Thorndike Press large print core
  • Last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
[book 1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Farm life
  • Social change
  • Large type books
  • Iowa
  • United States
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
Some luck, Jane Smiley
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Publication
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359609
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410473479
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884500481
  • (OCoLC)884500481
Label
Some luck, Jane Smiley
Publication
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359609
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410473479
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014028923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884500481
  • (OCoLC)884500481

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