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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley

·3.72·122,840 Ratings
“ Never wish them pain. That's not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. ” ― Najwa Zebian
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  • Charles Dickens

    2002·
    ·3.83·495 Ratings
    With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley naturally finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics such as Great Expectations and A Christmas
  • Ten Days in the Hills

    2007·
    ·2.51·1,461 Ratings
    It is the morning after the Academy Awards. Max, an award-winning writer and his lover, Elena, are hosts to a house full of guests including their daughter, a movie star, a healer and an agent. Over the course of the next ten life-changing days, they shar
  • Paradise Reclaimed

    2002·
    ·3.78·408 Ratings
    An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prize—winner Halldor Laxness.The quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar, a generous but very poor man who live
  • The Greenlanders

    2005·
    ·3.88·1,865 Ratings
    Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Jane Smiley’s The Greenlanders is an enthralling novel in the epic tradition of the old Norse sagas.Set in the fourteenth century in Europe’s most farflung outpost, a land of glittering fjords, blasting win
  • 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

    2005·
    ·3.79·839 Ratings
    Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling novelist Jane Smiley celebrates the novel–and takes us on an exhilarating tour through one hundred of them–in this seductive and immensely rewarding literary tribute.In her inimitable style–exuberant, candid, op
  • The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

    1998·
    ·3.56·2,024 Ratings
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres"Rousing . . . Action-packed . . . A gripping story about love, fortitude, and convictions that are worth fighting for."--Los Angeles TimesA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK"POWERFUL
  • The Age of Grief

    2002·
    ·3.83·1,312 Ratings
    The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.In
  • A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

    2005·
    ·3.89·657 Ratings
    “Every horse story is a love story,” writes Jane Smiley, who has loved horses for most of her life and owned and bred them for a good part of it. To love something is to observe it with more than usual attention, and that is precisely what Smiley does
  • At Paradise Gate

    1998·
    ·3.18·383 Ratings
    In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Jane Smiley delves into the domestic drama of the Robison family. While seventy-seven-year-old Ike Robison is dying in his bedroom upstairs, his wife defends the citadel of their marri
  • Duplicate Keys

    2004·
    ·3.24·1,625 Ratings
    Alice Ellis is a Midwestern refugee living in Manhattan. Still recovering from a painful divorce, she depends on the companionship and camaraderie of tightly knit circle of friends. At the center of this circle is a rock band struggling to navigate New Yo
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