The Resource Some luck : a novel, Jane Smiley

Some luck : a novel, Jane Smiley

Label
Some luck : a novel
Title
Some luck
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres: a heartwarming, deeply engaging new novel-the life and times of an American farm family over three transformative decades-certain to become an instant classic. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century. Rich with humor and wisdom, twists and surprises, Some Luck takes us through deeply emotional cycles of births and deaths, passions, and betrayals, displaying Smiley's dazzling virtuosity, compassion, and understanding of human nature and the nature of history, never discounting the role of fate and chance. This potent conjuring of many lives across generations is a stunning tour de force
Member of
Summary
Follows the triumphs and tragedies of a farm family from post-World War I America through the early 1950s
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358393
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M39
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Rural families
  • Farm life
  • Social change
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Iowa
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Some luck : a novel, Jane Smiley
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B33C1351-1B4F-459B-9E81-E10F9CCF6ECB
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn883361213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385350396
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00318959
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B33C1351-1B4F-459B-9E81-E10F9CCF6ECB
Label
Some luck : a novel, Jane Smiley
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B33C1351-1B4F-459B-9E81-E10F9CCF6ECB
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn883361213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385350396
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00318959
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B33C1351-1B4F-459B-9E81-E10F9CCF6ECB

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