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Smiley, Jane

Overview
Works: 251 works in 1,168 publications in 18 languages and 70,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Satire  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  College stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.M39, 813.54
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A thousand acres by Jane Smiley( Book )
124 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 6,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Promotional material intended for booksellers: 2 separately bound excerpts issued in a slipcase
Moo by Jane Smiley( Book )
62 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual diversity 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 )
43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, and "tract brats" on a tow-year journey through the racing cycle
The all-true travels and adventures of Lidie Newton : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,389 WorldCat member 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 )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 3,363 WorldCat member 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 )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,249 WorldCat member 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 Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3,094 WorldCat member 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
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 3,078 WorldCat member 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
Charles Dickens by Jane Smiley( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member 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 )
39 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member 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 )
45 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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
Some luck by Jane Smiley( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born; Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land; Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know; Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different; and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century
Duplicate keys by Jane Smiley( Book )
28 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,841 WorldCat member 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( Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member 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!
At paradise gate : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
32 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a man, whose wife and daughters refuse to accept the fact that he is dying
Barn blind : a novel by Jane Smiley( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member 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
Good faith by Jane Smiley( Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member 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 man who invented the computer : the biography of John Atanasoff, digital pioneer by Jane Smiley( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member 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 1,249 WorldCat member 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
Private life a novel by Jane Smiley( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 officer and a brilliant astronomer, a genius who, according to the local paper, has changed the universe. Margaret's mother calls the match "a piece of luck."
 
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Alternative Names
Smailija, Džeina 1949-
Smiley, Jane 1949-
סמיילי, ג׳יין
Languages
English (599)
Spanish (16)
French (12)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
German (5)
Polish (4)
Portuguese (3)
Danish (2)
Finnish (2)
Swedish (2)
Slovenian (2)
Serbian (1)
Chinese (1)
Croatian (1)
Icelandic (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Czech (1)
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