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The Resource A Thousand Acres

A Thousand Acres

Label
A Thousand Acres
Title
A Thousand Acres
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Title variation
1000 acres
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. Ambitiously conceived and stunningly written, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride—and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity
Summary
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand acre plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the daughters' activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and their farm
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Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1991.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1993.
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056352
Cataloging source
HCO
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
A Thousand Acres
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:31f8d41d-3103-494f-b3ab-2e8f35690a29
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307787712
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Thousand Acres
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:31f8d41d-3103-494f-b3ab-2e8f35690a29
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307787712
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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