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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68
A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives in lyrical, evocative prose by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century. When two young couples meet for the first time during the Great Depression, they quickly find they have much in common: Charity Lang and Sally Morgan are both pregnant,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.95
Greed. Envy. Sex. Property. In her subversively funny and genuinely moving new novel, Jane Smiley nails down several American obsessions with the expertise of a master carpenter. Forthright, likable Joe Stratford is the kind of local businessman everybody trusts, for good reason. But it?s 1982, and even in Joe?s small town, values are in upheaval:... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
#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 book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In the aftermath of the 2003 Academy Awards, Max and Elena- he's an Oscar-winning writer/director-open their Holywood Hills home to a group of friends and neighbors, industy insiders and hangers-on, eager to escape the outside world and dissect the latest news, gossip, and secrets of the business. Over the next ten days, old lovers collide, new relationships... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
See the difference, read #1 bestselling author Jane Smiley in Large Print * About Large Print All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface Six years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, A Thousand Acres, and three years after her witty, acclaimed, and best-selling novel of academe, Moo, Jane Smiley once... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95
An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley?s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles?from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro?she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 6.99
A Pulitzer Prize winner makes her debut for young readers. Jane Smiley makes her debut for young readers in this stirring novel set on a California horse ranch in the 1960s. Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt has always been more at ease with horses than with people. Her father insists they call all the mares ?Jewel? and all the geldings ?George? and warns... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
A riveting new novel from the Pulitzer Prize?winner that traverses the intimate landscape of one woman?s life, from the 1880s to World War II. Margaret Mayfield is nearly an old maid at twenty-seven in post?Civil War Missouri when she marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early. He?s the most famous man their small town has ever produced: a naval... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95
From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age. 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... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 6.99
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.... more...