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Some Luck: A novel - Jane Smiley
Some Luck: A novel
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307700315 (0307700313)
ASIN: 307700313
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Reflections rated it
4.5 A family saga that opens in the farm fields of Iowa
Some Luck opens during the flapper era jazz age, but the young Langdon family spends their time in the farm fields of Iowa, not the speakeasies of Chicago or salons of Paris. The first of Jane Smiley’s family saga trilogy, there’s one chapter for each year from 1920 to 1953, taking the story through...
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5.0 Some Luck: A novel
Some Luck by Jane Smiley. A novel about the things that really make life what it is.There is something very attractive about settling down to read the story of a family and getting to know them for a lengthy period of time, as if they were family friends. In the case of Last Hundred Years Trilogy, o...
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 This first book in the series leaves you wondering what will come in the second!
This book, the first in a series of three, covers the time period from 1920-1953, but it relates facts from earlier in the century when ancestors of the Langdon family are introduced into the storyline. Because the story goes forward for more than three decades, many major, traumatic events of the 2...
Bookivorous rated it
3.5 Can Jane 'Pulitzer Prize' Smiley pull off another blinder? Jury is still out
Title Some Luck Who wrote it? Jane Smiley, Pulitzer prizewinner and all round literary heavy weight. More at Knopf's author page. Plot in a Box Man and woman marry and settle on an Iowa farm in 1920. They have kids. The kids grow up. America changes. Invent a new title for this book Li...
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