Jane Smiley
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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley (born September 26, 1949) is an American novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992 for her novel A Thousand Acres (1991). Born in Los Angeles, California, Smiley grew up in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and graduated from Community School and from John Burroughs School. She obtained a BA in literature at Vassar College (1971), then earned an MA (1975), MFA (1976), and PhD (1978) from the University of Iowa. While working towards her doctorate, she also spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar. From 1981 to 1996 she was a Professor of English at Iowa State University, teaching undergraduate and graduate creative writing workshops, and continuing to teach there even after relocating to California.
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    • A Thousand Acres

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle of love, jealousy, and fear when their father, Larry Cook, grows too old to manage the family's fertile thousand-acre farm....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • good book bad reader

    • By C. Carlson on 08-07-08

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Greenlanders

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The Greenlanders is the story of one family - proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First-rate! You will be transported

    • By Michon Matthiesen on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Horse Heaven

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Many astonishing and affecting things happen at the racetrack....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I could review book and narrator separately

    • By Julie Delio on 03-21-07

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Some Luck

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 374

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Takes Times To Develop But Is Really Worth The Effort

    • By Sara on 10-12-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Good Horse

    • The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 2
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there's no place she'd rather be than her family's ranch - even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can share with my granddaughters

    • By Beanie on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Moo

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Everyone at the large agricultural college dubbed Moo U. has an agenda. Whether it's massaging data, running secret experiments, or seducing the powerful....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally hilarious and too true

    • By Barry on 09-14-12

    Regular price: $38.47

    • A Year at the Races

    • Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    To love something is to observe it with more than usual attention, and that is precisely what Smiley does in this irresistibly smart, witty, and engaging chronicle of her obsession....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • <br />T his is NOT about Horse Racing

    • By Rich Tanguy on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Georges and the Jewels

    • Horses of Oak Valley Ranch, Book 1
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals 
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed it

    • By C Bismuth on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Gee Whiz

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Does not load!

    • By Frank Fogl on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Early Warning

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    From the best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a riveting, emotionally engaging journey through mid-century America, as lived by a remarkable family with roots in the heartland....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Oppressive & Miserable

    • By Sara on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $38.50

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