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Some Luck

By Jane Smiley
Some Luck by Jane Smiley digital book - Fable

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres comes the first volume of an epic trilogy that takes us on a literary adventure through cycles of birth and death, passion and betrayal that will span a century in America.

“Intimate.... Miraculous.... Staggering.... A masterpiece in the making.” —USA Today

1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have just welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their family farm. He will be the oldest of five.
       
Each chapter in this extraordinary novel covers a single year, encompassing the sweep of history as the Langdons abide by time-honored values and pass them on to their children. With the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change through the early 1950s, we watch as 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 we’d seen growing up now has a little girl of her own.

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“4,5 I loved this slow but beautiful book. An epic story that follows a family from the 20s to the 50s. I was a bit scared to be bored but once I passed 150 pages, I couldn’t stop. I will be reading the rest ! This is the type of familia saga that I love and crave, even more so when the writing style is so exquisitely subtle.”

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