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Jane Smiley was born in LA, grew up in St Louis and studied at Vassar and Iowa. She won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award in 1992 for 'A Thousand Acres'.

If you like Jane Smiley you might also like to read books by Marilynne Robinson, Matthew Thomas and Paullina Simons.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jane Smiley

The Golden Age by Jane Smiley
The Golden Age
Jane Smiley
After a hundred years of change and US history, filled with words unsaid and moments lost, this dazzling final instalment in the acclaimed Last Hundred Years trilogy sees the final repercussions of time on the Langdon family. Moving through the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Early Warning by Jane Smiley
Early Warning
Jane Smiley
The second volume of her Last Hundred Years trilogy which begins with Walter’s funeral so we move into the next generation. You must read the first volume, Some Luck, before attempting this for there are many characters to take...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2015
Early Warning by Jane Smiley
Early Warning
Jane Smiley
The second volume of her Last Hundred Years trilogy which begins with Walter’s funeral so we move into the next generation. You must read the first volume, Some Luck, before attempting this for there are many characters to take...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2015
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Some Luck
Jane Smiley
The first in a trilogy, a family saga following the Langdons over one hundred years, beginning in 1920. This volume goes through to 1953. They are a farming family of hardworking, stoical parents and five children. On the whole it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Some Luck
Jane Smiley
The first in a trilogy, a family saga following the Langdons over one hundred years, beginning in 1920. This volume goes through to 1953. They are a farming family of hardworking, stoical parents and five children. On the whole it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2014
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
A Thousand Acres
Jane Smiley
For a “literary” family saga, it’s hard to beat A Thousand Acres, set in Iowa; Jane Smiley’s novel is a modern retelling of the King Lear story. A novel to sweep you up and carry you along as the tragic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/10/1992

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