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Smiley, Jane

Overview
Works: 247 works in 1,303 publications in 14 languages and 76,451 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Satire  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3569.M39, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jane Smiley
A thousand acres by Jane Smiley( Book )

114 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 6,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is 1979. Larry Cook, a proud and exacting farmer, whose family has lived on this land for four generations, unexpectedly decides to retire and turn over his valuable holdings to his three daughters. For Ginny and Rose, who live on the farm with their husbands, the gift makes sense - a reward for years of hard work, a challenge to make the farm even more successful. But the youngest, Caroline, a Des Moines lawyer, flatly rejects the idea, and in anger her father cuts her out - setting off an explosive series of events that will leave none of them unchanged. A classic story of contemporary American life, A Thousand Acres strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a father, a daughter, a family
Horse heaven by Jane Smiley( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, and "tract brats" on a tow-year journey through the racing cycle
The all-true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

51 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on 1855 Bloody Kansas, an armed clash between slaveholders and abolitionists, often referred to as a prologue to the Civil War. The heroine is Lidie Newton, the wife of a slain abolitionist. Dressed as a boy, she embarks on a mission of revenge against his killer. By the author of Moo
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards, Max--an Oscar-winning writer/director whose fame has waned--and his lover, Elena, are in bed, still groggy from last night's red-carpet festivities. They are talking about movies, talking about love, talking about the just-begun war in Iraq. But a house full of guests demands attention. They share their stories of Hollywood past and present; they watch films in Max's luxe screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool, and tussle in the many bedrooms. The tension mounts, sparks fly, and Smiley delivers a virtuosic, unputdownable romp of a novel about love, war, sex, politics, storytelling--and, of course, redemption--that's Hollywood!
Some luck by Jane Smiley( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher
Private life : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her husband's obsessions with science take a darker turn on the eve of World War II, Margaret Mayfield is forced to consider the life she has so carefully constructed
The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging from an ugly divorce in the early 1980s, real estate salesman Joe Stratford is reluctant to join his friend Marcus in a get-rich-quick scheme and wonders about the advances of a free-spirited married woman
Early warning by Jane Smiley( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth -- for some -- of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world. And they now have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam -- leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family into the next generation
The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel that draws us into a fourteenth-century Norse world at once harsh and beautiful, bleak and opulent with life."
Golden age : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third book of a trilogy about a farm family from Iowa, which takes them from the late 1980s through the present and into the future"--
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divorced midwesterner living in a communal building in Manhattan discovers two of her friends murdered in her suddenly dangerous home, in a gripping tale of murder and treachery
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning after the 2003 Academy Awards, Max--an Oscar-winning writer/director whose fame has waned--and his lover, Elena, are in bed, still groggy from last night's red-carpet festivities. They are talking about movies, talking about love, talking about the just-begun war in Iraq. But a house full of guests demands attention. They share their stories of Hollywood past and present; they watch films in Max's luxe screening room; they gossip by the swimming pool, and tussle in the many bedrooms. The tension mounts, sparks fly, and Smiley delivers a virtuosic, unputdownable romp of a novel about love, war, sex, politics, storytelling--and, of course, redemption--that's Hollywood!
At paradise gate : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man, whose wife and daughters refuse to accept the fact that he is dying
Barn blind : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, culminating in a force that will drive a wedge between her and her family, and bring them all to tragedy
The age of grief by Jane Smiley( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of five short stories and one novella, the author presents a contemplation of the sometimes mutually exclusive matters of love, friendship, and marriage
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Recording )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of greed and self-delusion set in the economic boom of the 1980s. Joe Stratford, a divorced 40-year old realtor, wants a new start. Marcus Burns, a former IRS agent, has some get-rich-quick schemes he thinks will interest Joe. Joe betrays his principles to go along with the schemes
The man who invented the computer : the biography of John Atanasoff, digital pioneer by Jane Smiley( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois-Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, combined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine that would make his life easier. Then he went back and built the machine. It worked, but he never patented the device, and the developers of the far-better-known ENIAC almost certainly stole critical ideas from him. But in 1973 a court declared that the patent on that Sperry Rand device was invalid, opening the gates to the computer revolution. Biographer Jane Smiley makes the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real-life techno-thriller.--From publisher description
A year at the races : reflections on horses, humans, love, money, and luck by Jane Smiley( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the high-stakes world of horse racing, drawing on her knowledge of equine behavior, trainers, veterinarians, and jockeys as she relates the story of two of her own horses as they begin their careers
Thirteen ways of looking at the novel by Jane Smiley( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author celebrates the art of fiction as she looks at one hundred very different examples of the novel, ranging from the classics to little-known gems, and discusses the evolution of the novel and the practice of novel-writing
 
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A thousand acres
Alternative Names
Ioanna Smiley

Jane Smiley Amerikaans schrijfster

Jane Smiley US-amerikanische Autorin

Smailija, Džeina 1949-

Smiley, Jane 1949-

Смайли, Джейн

סמיילי, ג׳יין

جین اسمایلی نویسنده آمریکایی

스마일리, 제인 1949-

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Horse heavenThe all-true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton : a novelTen days in the hillsPrivate life : a novelThe Georges and the JewelsGood faithThe GreenlandersDuplicate keys