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Jane Smiley
Birth date: 1949-09-26
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Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 3 years ago
The final book in the trilogy!Smiley continues with the different generations of the Langdon family. I had a little trouble remembering who was who at first, since it took months and months ot get this from my library queue.The only odd thing about this book is how she works very hard to get someone...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 3 years ago
Golden Age, Jane Smiley, author, Lorelei King, narratorThis is the third installment in a three part series about the Langdon family. The hundred years begins in the year 1920; this book begins in 1987, and takes us up to the future in 2019. For me, the best one in the series was the first, “Some Lu...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 3 years ago
Golden Age is the third and final book in Jane Smiley’s Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga trilogy, which began with Some Luck. The Langdon family has spread far and wide since the first chapter of Some Luck opened in 1920, but both books start in the same place--the farm fields of Iowa. The story ha...
memory trees
memory trees rated it 3 years ago
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...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 4 years ago
Well, where to begin. I read Some Luck last November—you would think that maybe I would learn to wait for an entire series to be out, but I haven't. So starting this book, I found I had really forgotten a lot of the characters and their details. I was lost! And I know that will happen with book 3 ...
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