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.
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Descripción Knopf, 2014. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Tremendous . . . Smiley is a seductive writer in perfect command of every element of language. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres , a novel about a farming family in Iowa, and she returns to that fertile ground to tell the stories of the Langdons, a clan deeply in accord with the land . . . As barbed in her wit as ever, Smiley is also munificently tender. The Langdons endure the Depression, Walter agonizes over giving up his horses for a tractor, and Joe tries the new synthetic fertilizers. Then, as Frank serves in WWII and, covertly, the Cold War, the novel's velocity, intensity, and wonder redouble. This [is a] saga of the vicissitudes of luck, and our futile efforts to control it. Smiley's grand, assured, quietly heroic, and affecting novel is a supremely nuanced portrait of a family spanning three pivotal American decades. It will be on the top of countless to-read lists." --Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review) "Exciting. . . In the first volume of a planned trilogy, Smiley returns to the Iowa of her Pulitzer Prize winning A Thousand Acres , but in a different vein. The Langdons [are] a loving family whose members, like most people, are exceptional only in their human particularity; the story covers the 1920s through the early '50s, years during which the family farm survives the Depression and drought, and the five children grow up and have to decide whether to stay or leave. Smiley is particularly good at depicting the world from the viewpoint of young children--all five are distinct individuals from their earliest days. The standout is the oldest son, Frank, born with an eye for opportunity. But as Smiley shifts her attention from one character to another, they all come to feel like real and relatable people. Smiley conjures a world--time, place, people--and an engaging story that makes readers eager to know what happens next. Smiley plans to extend the tale of the Langdon family well into the 21st century; she's off to a very strong start." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Smiley follows an Iowa farm family through the thick of the 20th century, [as] the Langdons raise five children to varied destinies; [there's a] sense that we've simply dropped in on a continuing saga. Smiley juggles characters and events with her customary aplomb and storytelling craft . . . Underpinning the unfolding of three decades is farm folks' knowledge that disaster is always one bad crop away, and luck is never to be relied on; it wouldn't be a Smiley novel without at least one cruel twist of fate. Smiley is the least sentimental of writers, but when Rosanna and Walter Langdon look at the 23 people gathered at Thanksgiving in 1948 and 'agreed in an instant: something had created itself from nothing,' it's a moment of honest sentiment, honestly earned. An expansive tale showing this generally flinty author in a mellow mood: surprising, but engaging." -- Kirkus (starred review). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0307700313
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Descripción Knopf. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Estado de conservación: New. (Nominated for the 2014 National Book Award) Earning starred reviews from Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews, this novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Thousand Acres is the first in a trilogy about 100 years in the Langdon family. Some Luck begins in 1920, in Denby, Iowa, as farmers Walter and Rosanna Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different 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 wins the highest place in her father's heart. Each chapter covers a year, through 1953, taking us through cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, among characters we come to know inside and out."Marvelous. Some Luck opens in 1920 with Walter Langdon on the eve of his 25th birthday, thinking about the vicissitudes of farming; his strict father; his wife; and his five-month-old son—the first of five children who grow into memorable individuals over the course of the novel. With her vivid, tactile depiction of rural Iowa farm life, Smiley has imaginatively recaptured the dangers and rewards—the play of good luck and bad luck—in a lost way of life. Some Luck moves swiftly and assuredly through 33 years of the Langford clan's experiences, [becoming] an exploration of 20th-century American culture and politics. Smiley says the novel's velocity arises from the year-by-year approach she deploys throughout the trilogy. She says she began with the concept of the trilogy but ended up being swept away by the trajectories of her characters. She writes about farm life, family life and, suggestively, near the end, national political life. There are farming scenes, sex scenes, combat scenes and table-talk scenes. Wherever Smiley goes in Some Luck . readers will willingly follow. Then wait, with bated breath, for her next steps."—BookPage 395. Nº de ref. de la librería 63739
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