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The Resource Some Luck

Some Luck

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Some Luck
Title
Some Luck
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
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Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the 2014 National Book AwardFrom the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: a powerful, engrossing new novel—the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America. On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father's heart. Each chapter in Some Luck covers a single year, beginning in 1920, as American soldiers like Walter return home from World War I, and going up through the early 1950s, with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly: one moment electricity is just beginning to power the farm, and the next a son is volunteering to fight the Nazis; later still, a girl you'd seen growing up now has a little girl of her own, and you discover that your laughter and your admiration for all these lives are mixing with tears. Some Luck delivers on everything we look for in a work of fiction. Taking us through cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, among characters we come to know inside and out, it is a tour de force that stands wholly on its own. But it is also the first part of a dazzling epic trilogy—a literary adventure that will span a century in America: an astonishing feat of storytelling by a beloved writer at the height of her powers
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Summary
Follows the triumphs and tragedies of a farm family from post-World War I America through the early 1950s
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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BT
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Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Series statement
Last hundred years trilogy
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Some Luck
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780385350396
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Some Luck
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385350396
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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