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A Thousand Acres

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A Thousand Acres

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions. An ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear cast upon a typical American community in the late twentieth century, A Thousand Acres takes on themes of truth, justice, love, and pride, and reveals the beautiful yet treacherous topography of humanity.

Winner - Pulitzer Prize
Winner - National Book Critics Circle Awards

A Thousand Acres
by Jane Smiley

  • Publication Date: December 2, 2003
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 1400033837
  • ISBN-13: 9781400033836