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Title: A Thousand Acres

Author: Jane Smiley

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 9780006545484

Publisher: Harper Collins

This edition published: 1992

Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback

Condition: Good condition

A Thousand Acres

  • Aging Larry Cook announces his intention to turn over his 1,000-acre farm—one of the largest in Zebulon County, Iowa—to his three daughters, Caroline, Ginny, and Rose. A man of harsh sensibilities, he carves Caroline out of the deal because she has the nerve to be less than enthusiastic about her father's generosity. While Larry Cook deteriorates into a pathetic drunk, his daughters are left to cope with the often grim realities of life on a family farm—from battering husbands to cutthroat lenders.

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