a thousand acres

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

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Jane Smiley
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A Thousand Acres is a novel by Jane Smiley that takes place in the fictional town of Caddo. The plot revolves around a small family farm that was once owned by the grandfather of one of the main characters, Willy. The story goes back and forth between Willy and his granddaughter, Tara, who are now in their thirties.The book is written in third person omniscient point of view with no chapters, which creates an intimate connection between the reader and all characters. Jane Smiley's writing style is simple yet sophisticated due to her use of language such as "the cornfield," "the big day," "the river," and "the tractor."

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Ditaur
"A THOUSAND ACRES is a hauntingly beautiful novel about a family and their farm. The writing is near perfect, and the story is one I won't soon forget."-A reader
Vudor
A Thousand Acres is Jane Smiley's latest novel, and I loved it. The characters are all fully developed, the setting is picturesque, and the story is both suspenseful and romantic. The book is about a family in Nebraska in the late 1800s that struggles to make a living on their farm and how they ultimately learn how to love one another.I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an engaging read.
Goltik
I really enjoyed reading A THOUSAND ACRES.I found it very interesting to read about the life of a prairie farmer, and I think Mrs. Smiley has done a great job of portraying the hardships of farming.The writing is very good, and I was never bored reading this book.I liked that there was a mixture of personal stories and historical information about the prairie in the book.
Mitaxe
I needed to write a literature review about A Thousand Acres and The First Last Kiss books. I read A Thousand Acres with pleasure and got an A+ for my book review. Jane Smiley is a wonderful writer.