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 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 332

    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

    • Early Warning

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • 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 459
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 380

    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

    • 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
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    • By Frank Fogl on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Private Life

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A riveting new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winner that traverses the intimate landscape of one womans life, from the 1880s to World War II.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Marriage of Text and Narrator

    • By cocopuff on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Horse Heaven

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Set in the 1850s, The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton speaks to you in a splendidly quirky voice: the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent, perfect for these troubled times

    • By karen on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Golden Age

    • A Novel
    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant and moving masterpiece

    • By Jean Tepperman on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $38.50

    • 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 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Moo

    • By: Jane Smiley
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

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