A Thousand Acres

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Author(s): Jane Smiley
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: C1039
Released: Jan 04, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788734335
Narrator/s: C.J. Critt
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Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Jane Smiley's spellbinding novel also headed best-seller lists for many months. A Thousand Acres is the powerful, mythic story of an American farm family and the land that nourishes and consumes its members. Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle of love, jealousy, and fear when their father, Larry Cook, grows too old to manage the family's fertile thousand acre farm. As each couple struggles with their own tragedies and challenges, they know their father is judging them in light of the weighty inheritance that hovers within their reach. The Cook family, and the farm community around them, are part of a mosaic that is as enduring as the fences and fields of the broad midwestern landscape. But this endurance exacts an immense price from them in return. You will find that this nationally-acclaimed, breathtaking story, in a stirring narration by C.J. Critt, is an unforgettable listening experience.

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A Thousand Acres
Product Number: BX00000349
Product Number:C1039
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eAudio
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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number Z0176
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449880972
eBook
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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Product Number EB00148634
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780307787712
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3B459
Released: Aug 29, 1996
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428164208
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Class Set
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3L459
Released: Aug 29, 1996
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428164215
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): C.J. Critt
Product Number 3D011
Released: Aug 29, 1996
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428164222
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jane Smiley
Product Number 13025
Released: Feb 07, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781400033836

Professional reviews

"It's not hard to hear why this Lear-like tale of love, loss, incest and deception set on a family farm won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. C.J. Critt's versatile voice does justice to all the characters; she eloquently enhances the story through her narration. One can hear bossy defiance in middle sister Rose, snooty condescension in youngest daughter Caroline, and superiority in prodigal neighbor and vegetarian Jess. The story is told from the viewpoint of oldest daughter Ginny, the childless, meek, care-giving member of the family. Critt's down-home voice makes shivers run up one's spine as she relates Ginny's torrid affair and murder plans. D.T.H. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"