Conversations with Authors - Jane Smiley (Virtual Event)

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Saturday, December 12th • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Jane Smiley

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Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for a new chat with a different author.

 

Jane Smiley’s latest novel, Perestroika in Paris, is a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals—and a young boy—whose lives intersect in Paris.

Jane is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and more recently, the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. She is also the author of several works of nonfiction and books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. Jane lives in Northern California.

 

Below, please find links to purchase his books.

 

 

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Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520351
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris


A Thousand Acres: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400033836
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Published: Anchor - December 2nd, 2003

This powerful twentieth-century reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear centers on a wealthy Iowa farmer who decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.


Some Luck (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744807
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Published: Anchor - July 7th, 2015

National Book Award Nominee

A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, San Francisco ChronicleFinancial Times, The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage


Early Warning (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307744814
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2016

One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle

It’s 1953, and the Langdons are at a crossroads. Walter, their stalwart patriarch, has died unexpectedly, and his wife must try to keep their farm going. But of their five children, only one will remain to work the land. The others scatter to Washington, DC, California, and everywhere in between.


Golden Age (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744821
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Published: Anchor - June 28th, 2016

Winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction

A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, BookPage


Horse Heaven: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449005415
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 27th, 2001

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY
STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People

"ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery
of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each


Moo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307472762
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Published: Anchor - February 24th, 2009

In this darkly satirical send-up of academia and the Midwest, we are introduced to Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the study of agriculture.


The Greenlanders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400095469
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - September 13th, 2005

This enthralling epic tale, written in the tradition of the old Norse sagas, takes us to fourteenth-century Greenland—a farflung place of glittering fjords, blasting winds, sun-warmed meadows, and high, dark mountains. This is the story of one family: proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and


The Age of Grief Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385721875
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Published: Anchor - June 11th, 2002

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.


Duplicate Keys Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400076024
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Published: Anchor - November 9th, 2004

Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New York’s erratic music scene, and an apartment/practice space with approximately fifty key-holders.


At Paradise Gate Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780684852232
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Published: Touchstone Books - April 1st, 1998

In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Jane Smiley delves into the domestic drama of the Robison family. While seventy-seven-year-old Ike Robison is dying in his bedroom upstairs, his wife defends the citadel of their marriage against an ill-considered, albeit loving, invasion by their three middle-aged daughters and their twenty-three-year-old granddaughter.


Taking the Reins (An Ellen & Ned Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524718190
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

A young rider encounters well-known horses and new friends in the final installment of the Ellen & Ned trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley.


Riding Lessons (An Ellen & Ned Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524718114
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

The first book in a new horse trilogy from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley starring a feisty young rider.
 


A Good Horse: Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375862304
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yearling - August 23rd, 2011

When eighth grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there’s no place she’d rather be than her family’s ranch—even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no work at all, like grooming young Jack. At eight months, his rough foal coat has shed out, leaving a smooth, rich silk, like chocolate.


The Georges and the Jewels: Book One of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375862281
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Published: Yearling - September 14th, 2010

A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers.

Abby Lovitt has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, but Daddy hasn't let her name a single one. He calls all their geldings George and their mares Jewel and warns her not to get attached. The horses are there on the ranch to be sold, plain and simple.