Most widely held works about Jane Smiley
Most widely held works by Jane Smiley
A thousand acres by Jane Smiley ( Book )
104 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 4,607 libraries worldwide
Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase.
Moo by Jane Smiley ( Book )
55 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,841 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.
Good faith by Jane Smiley ( Book )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,118 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.
Ten days in the hills by Jane Smiley ( Book )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,072 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!
Horse heaven by Jane Smiley ( Book )
50 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,962 libraries worldwide
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, 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 )
50 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,906 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.
The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,741 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 )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,311 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.
Private life : a novel by Jane Smiley ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,292 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.
The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley ( Book )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
Here is the compelling story of a family--the proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarson, his son, Gunnar, and his daughter, Margret. Echoing the simple power of the old Norse sagas, here is a novel that brings an ancient civilization to life with the timeless power of real storytelling.
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,184 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.
At paradise gate : a novel by Jane Smiley ( Book )
39 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 libraries worldwide
Seventy-seven-year-old Anna Robinson struggles to cope her dying husband, Ike, and defend her home against the arrival of their three daughters and newly-married granddaughter, all of whom come with good intentions but ill-considered advice and problems of their own.
Barn blind by Jane Smiley ( Book )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,007 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.
Thirteen ways of looking at the novel by Jane Smiley ( Book )
42 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
The author celebrates the art of fiction as she looks at one hundred very different examples of the novel, ranging from the classics to little-known gems, and discusses the evolution of the novel and the practice of novel-writing.
Ordinary love ; & Good will : two novellas by Jane Smiley ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,588 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.
A year at the races : reflections on horses, humans, love, money, and luck by Jane Smiley ( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
The author explores the high-stakes world of horse racing, drawing on her knowledge of equine behavior, trainers, veterinarians, and jockeys as she relates the story of two of her own horses as they begin their careers.
The age of grief : a novella and stories by Jane Smiley ( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
Collection of 5 stories. A single woman obsessively studies the happily married couple next door-only to find that an outsider can never see the full truth. A man travels through a blizzard to spend.
The man who invented the computer : the biography of John Atanasoff, digital pioneer by Jane Smiley ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,133 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 )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 885 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.
The best American short stories, 1995 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind.
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