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A thousand acres

Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: New York : Ivy Books : Ballantine Books, 1996, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Domestic Ballantine Books mass market edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Allegories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Smiley
ISBN: 0804115761 9780804115766 0804197172 9780804197175
OCLC Number: 35751662
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1991.
Description: 405 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Jane Smiley.

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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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