The Last Hundred Years Trilogy
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    Some Luck: A novel | Jane Smiley

    Some Luck: A novel

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    From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel - the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father’s heart.

    Takes Times To Develop But Is Really Worth The Effort

    I loved Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres and had very high hopes that this family saga set in Iowa would be something along that line. Some Luck is a d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 12 2014 by Sara ()
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    Some Luck: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 1 | Jane Smiley

    Some Luck: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 1

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    1920: After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin their life together on a remote farm in Iowa. As time passes, their little family will grow: from Frank, the handsome, willful first-born, to Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him; from Lillian, beloved by her mother, to Henry who craves only the world of his books; and Claire, the surprise baby, who earns a special place in her father's heart.

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    Early Warning: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 2 | Jane Smiley

    Early Warning: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 2

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    It's 1953. When a funeral brings the Langdon family together once more, they little realize how much, over the coming years, each of their worlds will shift and change. For now Walter and Rosanna's sons and daughters are grown up and have children of their own. Frank, the eldest - restless, unhappy - ignores his troubled wife and instead finds himself distracted by a face from the past.

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    Early Warning: A Novel | Jane Smiley

    Early Warning: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jane Smiley
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    Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch Walter, who with his wife Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between.

    Oppressive & Miserable

    I really loved Some Luck, the first book in Smiley's planned sweeping family trilogy. I looked forward to this second installment and had high hopes...Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2015 by Sara ()
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    Golden Age: A Novel | Jane Smiley

    Golden Age: A Novel

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    • By Jane Smiley
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    Michael and Richie, the rivalrous twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes world of government and finance in Washington and New York, but they soon realize that one's fiercest enemies can be closest to home; Charlie, the charming, recently found scion, struggles with whether he wishes to make a mark on the world; and Guthrie, once poised to take over the Langdons' Iowa farm, is instead deployed to Iraq, leaving the land in the capable hands of his younger sister.

    brilliant and moving masterpiece

    The whole trilogy gives a brilliant, incisive, sympathetic, unflinching, and amazingly complex picture of white middle class America from 1920 to 2020..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2015 by Jean Tepperman (Berkeley, CA)
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    Golden Age: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 3 | Jane Smiley

    Golden Age: Last Hundred Years Trilogy, Book 3

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    • By Jane Smiley
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    The third novel in the dazzling Last Hundred Years trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. It's 1987. A visit from a long-lost relative brings the Langdons together again on the family farm - a place almost unrecognisable from the remote Iowan farmland Walter and Rosanna once owned. Whilst a few have stayed, most have spread wide across the US, but all are facing social, economic and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors encountered.

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