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    General Fiction

    Mar-2018

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    Literary

    May-2016

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic A Thousand Acres and winner of the 1985 O. Henry Award, “Lily”—first published as part of the classic collection of short stories, The...

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    General Fiction

    May-2016

    As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep? Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley’s first picture book, illustrated by Caldeco...

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    Literary

    Oct-2015

    Last Hundred Years - 3

    It’s 1987, and the next generation of Langdons is facing economic, social, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered. Michael and Richie, twin sons of World War II hero Frank, work in the high-stakes worlds of govern...

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    Historical

    May-2015

    Last Hundred Years - 2

    The journey of a remarkable family with roots in the Iowa heartland through mid-century America "Early Warning" opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their f...

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    Historical

    Oct-2014

    Last Hundred Years - 1

    1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have just welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their family farm. He will be the oldest of five. Each chapter in this extraordinary novel covers a single year, encompassing the sweep of h...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2013

    The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch - 5

    Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise. At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he's suspicious, but as if he's curious. When Abby ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch - 4

    Abby Lovitt doesn't realize how unprepared she is when she takes her beloved horse, True Blue, to a clinic led by the most famous equestrian anyone knows. The biggest surprise, though, is that Sophia, the girl who never makes a mistake, suddenly make...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2012

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2011

    The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch - 3

    True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The horse needs a home: his owner -- a woman brand new to the riding stable -- was tragically killed in a car crash and no o...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2010

    The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch - 2

    When eighth grader 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. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming ...

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    Literary

    May-2010

    Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at twenty-seven in post -- Civil War Missouri when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. Hes the most famous man their small town has ever produced: a naval officer and a brilliant astronomera gen...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2009

    The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch - 1

    Jane Smiley makes her debut for young readers in this stirring novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares "Jewel...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2007

    In the aftermath of the Academy Awards, Elena and Max -- he's an Oscar-winning writer/director -- open their Hollywood Hills home to a group of friends and neighbors, industry insiders and hangers-on, eager to escape the outside world and dissect the...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2005

    Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. “Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?” raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley faltered in her hith...

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    General Fiction

    May-2003

    Greed. Envy. Sex. Property. In her subversively funny and genuinely moving new novel, Jane Smiley nails down several American obsessions with the expertise of a master carpenter. Forthright, likable Joe Stratford is the kind of local businessman eve...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    It's not true," says a character in Jane Smiley's funny, passionate, and brilliant new novel of horse racing, "that anything can happen at the racetrack," but many astonishing and affecting things do -- and in Horse Heaven, we find them woven into a ...

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    Historical

    Apr-1998

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres "Rousing . . . Action-packed . . . A gripping story about love, fortitude, and convictions that are worth fighting for." --Los Angeles Times A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1998

    In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Jane Smiley delves into the domestic drama of the Robison family. While seventy-seven-year-old Ike Robison is dying in his bedroom upstairs, his wife defends the citadel of their ...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1995

    Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1993

    The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting. But the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees them as the fulfillment of every wish: to win, to be honored, to be the best. Her ...

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    Historical Romance

    Nov-1991

    A thousand acres, a piece of land of almost mythic proportions. Upon this fertile, nourishing earth, Jane Smiley has set her rich, breathtakingly dramatic novel of an American family whose wealth cannot stay the hand of tragedy. It is the intense, co...

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    Literary

    Oct-1989

    Ordinary Love At a reunion with her grown children, a woman recalls the long-ago affair that ended her relationship with their father and changed all their lives irrevocably. Good Will Despite the carefully self-sufficient life he has designed for hi...

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    Historical Romance

    Apr-1989

    Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley s "The Greenlanders" is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas. Set in the fourteenth century in Europe s most far-flung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blastin...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1988

    The luminous novella and stories in "The Age of Grief" explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Thousand Acr...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1984

    They were six friends from the Midwest who moved to New York City with the high hopes of making a big-time splash in the music industry. Though the dream faded, the bonds between this tight-knit group did not. Or so it seemed. For one brilliantly sun...

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