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A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
A Thousand Acres
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780804197175 (0804197172)
Publisher: Ivy Books
Edition language: English
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memory trees
memory trees rated it
4.0 A fabulous retelling of King Lear
Smiley 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 vaudev...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 A Thousand Acres
bookshelves: published-1991, spring-2014, tbr-busting-2014, film-only, north-americas, bucolic-or-pastoral, classic, families, pulitzer, incest-agameforallthefamily, medical-eew, mental-health, filthy-lucre, slit-yer-wrists-gloomy Read from March 15 to 16, 2014 A modern telling of King Lear.4.5* T...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 A Thousand Acres
This only highlights how long its been since I've been 'actively' reviewing books, but not only did I read this back in May, this is the first review I've written since the "let's divorce author discussion from book reviews" debacle.I've read [author reference deleted] in the past, and in those revi...
sashangrr
sashangrr rated it
I read this when I was 15 or 16. Maybe if I read it now I'd like it better.
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
5.0
A book so good it will cause me to re-evaluate every other book I've given five stars to this year, and measure every one I read for the rest of the year against it.
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