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Smiley, Jane

Overview
Works: 280 works in 1,128 publications in 3 languages and 69,202 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Satire  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  College stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.M39, 813.54
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A thousand acres by Jane Smiley( Book )
91 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,454 libraries worldwide
Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase
Moo by Jane Smiley( Book )
57 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,164 libraries worldwide
A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual dishonesty that goes on. The setting is the U of Moo where research into the destruction of rain forests is tailored to suit the corporation funding the project. By the author of A Thousand Acres
Horse heaven by Jane Smiley( Book )
37 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,688 libraries worldwide
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of owners, trainers, jockeys, gamblers, and "track brats" on a two-year journey through the racing cycle
The all-true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 3,411 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 )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 3,343 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!
Private life : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,178 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
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Book )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,072 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
The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,970 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
Charles Dickens by Jane Smiley( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,716 libraries worldwide
With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics such as Great expectations and A Christmas carol. As "his novels shaped his life as much as his life shaped his novels," Smiley's Charles Dickens is at once a sensitive profile of the great master and a fascinating meditation on the writing life. Smiley evokes Dickens as he might have seemed to his contemporaries: convivial, astute, boundlessly energetic-and lionized. As she makes clear, Dickens not only led the action-packed life of a prolific writer, editor, and family man but, balancing the artistic and the commercial in his work, he also consciously sustained his status as one of the first modern "celebrities." Charles Dickens offers brilliant interpretations of almost all the major works, an exploration of his narrative techniques and his innovative voice and themes, and a reflection on how his richly varied lower-class cameos sprang from an experience and passion more personal than his public knew. Jane Smiley touches, too, on controversial details that include Dickens's obsession with money and squabbles with publishers, his unhappy marriage, and the rumors of an affair. Here is a fresh look at the dazzling personality of a verbal magician and the fascinating times behind the classics we read in school and continue to enjoy today
The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley( Book )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,457 libraries worldwide
The Greenlanders is the compelling story of one family--proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book
Ordinary love ; & Good will : two novellas by Jane Smiley( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
In "Ordinary Love" Rachel contemplates the last two decades and the remarkable fact of her children's survival. In "Good will" Bob and his life style are no bulwark against the effect his isolation begins to have on his family
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,873 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( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,762 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!
Barn blind : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
The horses have become an obsession with her, a force that will drive a wedge between her and her family, and bring them all to tragedy
At paradise gate : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
The story of a man, whose wife and daughters refuse to accept the fact that he is dying
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,474 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 age of grief : a novella and stories by Jane Smiley( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 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
The man who invented the computer : the biography of John Atanasoff, digital pioneer by Jane Smiley( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,298 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 good horse by Jane Smiley( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
On her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt faces the possibility of giving up her beloved colt, Jack, when it comes to light that his dam might have been stolen
True Blue by Jane Smiley( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
In 1960s California, eighth-grader Abby Lovitt has trouble with True Blue, the newest horse on her family's ranch, a beautiful dappled gray who is so often spooked, Abby wonders if he is haunted by the ghost of his deceased former owner
 
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Alternative Names
Smailija, Džeina, 1949-
Smiley, Jane, 1949-
סמיילי, ג׳יין
スマイリー, ジェーン
Languages
English (580)
German (12)
French (2)
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